2015 Kintsugi Fox

In late 2014, I was asked to create an image of a fox, it‘s character being clever and good at many things, along with the idea of the Japanese art form “kintsugi,” which is making something that was once broken more beautiful, using precious metals and lacquer to meld the pieces back together. I was intrigued, knowing that could be a metaphor for how people become more beautiful, having been broken by events in their lives at one time or another, but somehow better for the experience. I painted the fox in oil and added gold lacquer to create “cracks” over the surface. Although the image is used in a graphic context, this is the original oil.KinsugaiFoxPainting

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