Slow Art

Mafune Gonjo, Beauty has a Thorn

Photo:
Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum
© Mafune Gonjo

Caption:
Mafune Gonjo, Beauty has a Thorn, 2008
Glass and metal
Nationalmuseum

Mafune Gonjo bases her work on materials, be they glass, ceramics, metal or tape. It is the specific characteristics of the material that inspires her creativity. The process always begins in a detail, a fragment. Small pieces are puzzled together meticulously into a whole. She drills several holes in irregularly-shaped bits of transparent sheet glass and joins them with wire. Thus, the design evolves from the small shard. Her artistic  process is characterised by minute repetitions that require persistence and patience. For Gonjo, repetition is a meditative act that gives her a sense of security, safety and control.

Format:
Photoshop rgb / jpeg
300 dpi

Usage:
The image is free to use accompanied by photo credit and when illustrating editorial publicity directly related to the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden.



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