When Rob Strati’s spouse’s mom’s plate broke, he noticed a chance to not solely restore the sentimental object but additionally to create one thing new and delightful.
Strati’s artwork sequence, “Fragmented,” combines damaged ceramics with ink illustrations to create distinctive and significant items. These items not solely showcase Strati’s creative expertise but additionally function a reminder that even damaged objects may be remodeled into one thing particular.
“This sequence was impressed by a plate from my spouse’s late mom, Barbara. It broke in late 2020 and sat on our kitchen island for just a few months. As I might stroll by I’d surprise what we must always do with it, I didn’t wish to throw it away and thought I might simply put it within the basement. It stayed on the island and we might shift it round, by no means taking it off the island, simply transferring it from one facet to the opposite so it was out of the way in which for the mail or reducing greens. I began to consider tales that could possibly be instructed past the borders of the damaged piece. The damaged piece of my mother-in-law’s china had lastly made its method from the kitchen island to my studio the place it stayed on an empty sheet of paper for weeks. It had been months since I had picked it up off the ground and thought of it in so some ways. Sooner or later, I picked up a pen and began engaged on “Fragmented”, exploring the chances of issues damaged and the tales that may evolve from them,” an artist told DeMilked,
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