Irish Circle II – Piranha Puppy and Kintsugi

The Irish Circle II and Piranha Puppy: PP has ‘interacted’ with several books. The puppy owner writes in explanation:

…It was also immediately attacked by the piraña dog so I had done big Kintsugi work which however made me happy…

Here are some pages of the book so far, including Piranha Puppy’s work, and Kingtsugi response:

Nothing is ever truly broken, that’s the philosophy behind the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi which repairs smashed pottery by using beautiful seams of gold. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

Kintsugi draws attention to the life, rather than the look of a pot

 

 

 

Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) Defined as “to repair with gold”,[1] is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery withlacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.[2][3][4]