Yukiko Kakimoto

Giappone

 

I use the technique of Kintsugi. Kintsugi is unique to the Japanese culture; it’s a method of repairing cracked or broken pottery. The process of Kintsugi can remind us of how we try to mend ourselves in our lives from physical or emotional wounds, just like a scar.
But a scar is much more, it marks a memory, a history, a decision, love, strength, pain, sorrow, but overall, some form of healing. Kintsugi shares similarities with how we heal with pride, strength, love and beauty. By using gifts from Mother Earth, it’s a collaborative work of natural materials and she assist its evolution and metamorphosis into its final form. If the artwork is ever broken or damaged, I'm offering to give it another life with the Kintsugi method for as long as I live. After its full use, the piece can return to earth just as we humans do.

 

 

Untitled 2019
Brooch | Potter's clay, glaze, Japanese lacquer, pure gold powder, Brass | First prize Gioielli in Fermento 20|21
Metamorphose 2020
Brooch | Potter's clay, glaze, Japanese lacquer, Japanese black ink, pure gold powder, Brass | First prize Gioielli in Fermento 20|21
Metamorphose 2020
Brooch | Potter's clay, glaze, Japanese lacquer, Japanese black ink, pure silver powder, Silver 950 and 925
Metamorphose 2020
Brooch | Potter's clay, glaze, Japanese lacquer, Japanese black ink, pure gold powder, Oxidized silver 950 and 925
Imaginary landscape 2021
Brooch | Potter's clay, Japanese paper, Japanese lacquer, Pigment, Brass | Selected at ENJOIA'T 2022 - Barcelona
Cell 2021
Brooch | Potter's clay, Japanese paper, Japanese lacquer, Pigment, Eggshell, Brass

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  • Nome: Yukiko Kakimoto
  • Citt√†: Kyoto
  • Nazione: Japan
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  • Telefono: 0081 9065598892

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