|—||Ernest Hemingway (via haplyowl)|
Kintsugi (金継ぎ) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold.
Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.
Using a portable saw mill to create this bench with just three cuts. Carved simply from the tree cut down and left on the forest floor where it had been felled.
A collaboration with AHEC, American Hardwood Export Council.
Photos by Petr Krejci
Patricia Larsen, Plaster on wood