MENDING AS A MANNER

to rethink

to rebuild

to reconstruction

を繕う、〜を直す


Mending or stitch are the common methods to  repair clothes to keep it in shape or hold something together with minimal damage. By using the Visible Mending / Sashiko technique, I was trying to keep the flowers savety or store them for longer time.

However, it is almost impossible to mend a fragile flower without damage  it's petals, therefore, the original good intentions  became a contradiction.

Mend For Safety I   Day 1,  2019, Blume, rote Faden

Mend For Safety I   Day 2,  2019, Blume, rote Faden

Mend For Safety I   Day 12,  2019, Blume, rote Faden

Mend For Safety II   Day 1,  2019, Blume, rote Faden

Mend For Safety II   Day 2,  2019, Blume, rote Faden

Mend For Safety III-I    2020

Blume, rote Faden

Mend For Safety III-II     2020

Blume, rote Faden

Mend For Safety IV    2020

Blume, rote Faden

Mending - Healing     2020 Feige , rote Faden

“合”(hé)in the Chinese traditional cultural , it symbolizes reunion, happiness and togetherness. Can embroidering the word "合" on a cut and eaten tangerine change its already damaged nature?

Mending - keeping    2021

Mandarine , rote Faden

Mending - keeping    2021

Mandarine , rote Faden

Mending on the move

I created this work during the time when I and my family visited São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa. The exotic flower Etlingeria Elatior( also called Porcelain Rose) is the symbol of the country, it is commonly found in the forest, and popular for decoration, but for me, it has something more than just a decoration. Surounded by the infinite vitality of nature, watching the flowers blooming and fading, suddenly I felt an inexpicable sadness. 

A desire of protecting and sealing up that kind of beauty and frangibility arised, I carefully stitched up the petals and kept it until the last day of our trip, then I gently unravel the stitched petals and open it one by one, it returned to the state colse to the beginning. 

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Mending-Keeping

2019,São Tomé und Príncipe

Blume, Blauer Faden