The Kintsukuroi Portrait Project
Everyone has experienced something, and even though it can break you it doesn't mean that you can't be repaired. This project is centered around the Japanese philosophy of Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair") and Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold or other precious metals. These methods it treat the breakage and repair of an object as part of its history, rather than something to disguise or ultimately discard.
This project visually illustrates how the experiences we have had have affected us, shaped us and ultimately strengthened us.
What the Project Involves
1) Download and complete the worksheet
2) Email the worksheet and three references photos of yourself that are 300 dpi or higher
3) Indicate in your email whether or not you want to be anonymous
What Will the Final Project Look Like?
The final project will be a series of illustrated or painted portraits with quotes from each worksheet,
everything will be run each by the individual before this goes to print.