Thursday, October 13, 2011

perfection is macho. and boring. i like to see the hand of the maker. -hella jongerius

Lately I have been focusing on the small imperfections in my work. When I look at gleena, all I see is where I have smudged or nicked or dripped it. I forget the meaning of handmade and Hella Jongerius jogs my memory. The imperfections are what make the work human.

300 hand-touched, imperfect Coloured Vases by Hella Jongerius were on display in the exhibition ‘Hella Jongerius – Misfit’ (13 November 2010 – 13 February 2011) at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam