I’m currently researching “Mending” and the various forms of the process. Coming from a flawed and unconventional up-brining, I find myself drawn to the beauty of repair and searching for the stories before, during and after deconstruction.
Mending takes many forms: Physical. Emotional. Involuntary and voluntary. And I am learning that, in the act of reconstruction we unearth those stories and their beauty. I wanted to share a few images, from my Pinterest, that I simply cannot take my eyes off. I find these examples of repair to be haunting, and gorgeous, sweet, practical. Even, funny and quite clever.
This piece is a beautiful example of how mending can change perception.
Artist: (unable to find resources)
Here, mending is used to connect, bringing together. In this piece the artist has constructed (re-imagined) a family portrait of mother, daughter and son.
Artist: Annegret Soltau
Repair can be the act of highlighting damage. Cleverly bringing attention and admiration to something that would ordinarily be overlook or expected to exist.
Artist: Jan Vormann,
Or adding value to something that is seemingly without.
Artist: Catherine Bertola
And sometimes repair is a reminder of our own impermanence.
Artist: Anya Kristin Beeler
Mend v[object]: [without object]: