I wrote about Flora Hanitijo’s photography back in November (here), and I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today! Flora sent me a copy of her beautiful book, pleasure of slowness. The title perfectly describes the tone throughout the book, thank you very much Flora!
According to Korean tradition, artisans have a habit of destroying and discarding imperfect pieces. Since 2001 Korean artist Yeesookyung has taken these porcelain fragments, creating beautiful, imperfect sculptures by fusing them with gold leaf in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. See more images from “Translated Vase” below.