Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage.
After my recent surgeries, I thought of the concept of kintsugi as a perfect technique to mend my body and soul and overcome the feeling of loss. This work allowed me to accept my precious scars which I was left with and treat each of them as a unique break that soon would be filled.
The images correspond with each other in a similar way to our body and being. It is a never-ending conversation: light – dark, day – night, shapes, lines, dots and spots, deep breaths, in and out, like the curtain and the wind.
Revolving around the topic of human body and skin, Kintsugi is a black and white photography journey through the process of healing and searching for the essence of resilience.
Text: Martyna Benedyka
the back wings
will grow lie
in which shine
pieces of a green
William Carlos Williams
Three Graces (Youth, Mirth, Elegance)
Eine ganz andere Bedeutung
Nike of Samothrace
Der älteste Planet
The Burghers of Calais
Window View (Palm)
The North Sea 20 000 years ago.