Edith Maria Balk - Kintsugi


Peperoni Books 2018

Edith Maria Balk pays homage to silence. Life, with all its hustle and bustle, stress and setbacks, can be an imposition. One must contemplate memories and question routines now and then, in order to distinguish the essential from the non-essential and to open oneself up to the elemental and wondrous state of being. Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese method for repairing damaged ceramics. The break is not a blemish to be rendered invisible, and instead transforms the vessel into a uniquely beautiful piece. With her quiet images of water and clouds, flowers and trees, sun and light, people and magical instants, Balk engenders precious moments of pause and contemplation.
First edition of 300