In order to heal you have to
allow yourself to be broken.
You can´t always put on the
brave face. And you shouldn`t
feel like you have to. It´s
wrong that there´s this
expectation in the air to always
be okay, to always feel on
top. Life just isn´t like that.
You can´t always speed up your
recovery, your healing, your
faith in life once again. Anything
precious takes time. So go
easy, sweet soul. Everything
you feel is valid. Trusting
the journey is about allowing
those moments of weakness too.
Broken but Beautiful
Was inspired by the Japanese Kintsukuroi & by personal experiences.
The art of repairing pottery with gold lacquer.
Understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
Fractions, crackles, breaks ... are part of living and loving.
The art of understanding how to fill these fraction with light and gold-
Makes you shine,
and even more beautiful.
Artwork „Broken but Beautiful“ by Martha Ruess 2020 Medium: porcelain, stoneware, glaze, gold
Fotos by Felix Vratny
Thank you to Hermann Seiser, who supported my ideas and given me the knowledge to do this.