Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Big Splash WA VII.. Hope Restored.



It's been a while since we've had one of the fabulously decorated dolphins around the city during January and February as part of The Big Splash WA, a Perth Children's Hospital Foundation initiative to raise awareness and vital funds for child and adolescent mental health. 'Hope Restored' by Perth visual artist Rebecca Kerbey sits in the foyer of Enex. The black lacquered background with gold textured design represents 'a visual parallel between renewable and interconnected neurons in the human brain and the philosophy of a Japanese ancient pottery technique called ‘Kintsugi’, which translates into ‘joining with gold’. Broken pottery is repaired with a seam of lacquer and precious metal, highlighting the cracks rather than hiding them. Like the pieces of shattered pottery, we are all connected and by joining together we can mend our community'. 🐬 encounters around the city are delightful :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..


21 comments:

  1. What a nice technique, looks beautiful Grace.
    And thanks for the lovely day yesterday, really enjoyable.

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  2. At first I thought it was to represent a dolphin caught in a fishing net. I like your explanation much more!
    Glad you liked my flamingoes! ;-)

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  3. Interesting and thanks for the explanation. Take care Diane

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  4. Very nice. I was thinking the dolphin was caught in a net so I thank you for giving the explanation. Very cool!

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  5. That one is a bit different. The technique sounds a bit like cloisonne.

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  6. Wow! That can bring tears to the eyes. What a wondrous thing - this kind of approach to healing. If only we could do something to heal our world ... to bind people together in healing strands of gold, instead of destroying each other in a blind pursuit of power!

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  7. There need to be a lot more conversation on mental health issue.
    Coffee is on

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  8. After reading the posts and other comments I have to say I also thought it was about a dolphin caught in a trap, but now I think the gold adds some colour to it.

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  9. Oh, another wonderful creative dolphin!

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  10. Beautiful idea and the outcome is wonderful, Grace!

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  11. That's a great concept to bring to the subject. I'd not heard of it before. It's moving and beautiful.

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  12. Oh my, your photos are like looking into the eye of a real live dolphin!

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  13. Joining broken pieces with gold! We are most unique and special in our broken places

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  14. It's beautiful--but I have to admit, at first glance, I thought it was a sculpture of a dolphin caught in a net!

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