I’m finishing up my pieces for the summer Anime-Japan show. This one has quite a bit of gold and glitter in the face (photo doesn’t quite capture it) and so I thought I’d describe it with the word, kintsugi. If you’ve ever seen broken Japanese pottery repaired with lacquer and gold dust, you might find ‘kintsugi’ can also be a metaphor for people who have experienced brokenness and recovery. I plan to carry the sentiment over to some paintings I’m starting to work on in my head. I’ll keep you posted.