Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Broken China Still Usable

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Broken bowls and plates still have some use left in them.

Broken Things is an exhibit from artist Livia Martin which is showing at the House Of Propellers gallery in London now through November 7.

The artist has taken fine china plates, tea cups, dishes, and gravy boats that have been broken and made sculptures out of the scraps that appear as though they’re melting.

Gallery curator Cecilia Brunson says the broken dining pieces are considered family heirlooms by many.

By “repairing and keeping the objects” – turning them into artwork instead of throwing them in the garbage – the artist stresses the importance of caring for things even where they’re old and imperfect.

Brunson says the art depicts the “intimate relationships” we form with everyday objects, which we should strive to hold on to.

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