I’m currently researching “Mending” and the beauty of repair. Coming from a flawed and unconventional up-brining, I find that my subconscious to be drawn to reconstruction and the various forms of repair. I am finding there is much beauty within and around the process. When observing the process we find stories wedged in the before, during and after. I see the beauty of repair as a narrator – a visual storyteller. And it is the viewers gift to unearth those stories.
Here are a few beautiful examples of storytelling through repair.
Changing perception through repair.
Artist: (unable to find resources)
Bringing different stories together with mending. The artist has constructed (re-imagined) a family portrait of mother, daughter and son.
Artist: Annegret Soltau
Highlighting damage is the beauty of repair. Cleverly bringing attention and admiration to something that would ordinarily be overlook or expected to exist.
Artist: Jan Vormann,
Adding value where there is seemingly none.
Artist: Catherine Bertola
Repair is a reminder of our own impermanence.
Artist: Anya Kristin Beeler
Mend v[object]: [without object]:
*All images found on Pinterest