Photographer Finds Beauty In Vulnerability And Struggle Through The Ancient Art Of Kintsugi
Italian photographer Teresa Carnuccio is an advocate for strength hiding in vulnerability, of beauty lying in imperfection. This self-portrait series on Kintsugi is about celebrating the battles the soul has come through, accepting and honoring the scars that testify to how it has been shattered and has come together as more complete and precious.
The title is borrowed from the ancient Japanese technique of repairing porcelain vessels accentuating the cracks with gold instead of concealing them.
For the photographs Kintsugi IV and V, gold foil is applied by hand at the end of the printing process.
“Kintsugi” is part of a wider ongoing project on rebirth called “Rinascimenti Privati”, that could be translated as “Private Renaissances”. In Italian, Rinascimento means both “rebirth” and the Renaissance, an era that witnessed the flourishing of the arts and intellectual activities after the Middle Age.
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