Damaged Goods

 

“Damaged Goods’ comprises 4 installations of ceramic shards  (cone 6 porcelain) as a metaphor for the migration, salvation, death and resettlement of refugees from war zones or hateful environments.

Inspired by centuries old shipwreck ceramics in museums in Japan, China and Vietnam, and the Ming porcelain shards that I found myself at the coast of Hoi An, Vietnam, I chose to tell the journey of boat refugees, but this narrative can be easily adapted to the global refugee crisis of today.

The deliberate destruction of wheel thrown functional ware is an empathic gesture to those who are damaged by horror and sorrow. The unique glazing of each shard and their infusion with sculpted corals is indicative for the individuality of each victim and the hope for new beginnings.

Migration

Migration

Captured

(work in progress)

Rest In Peace

New beginnings

All artwork on this site is the intellectual property of Hilde Lambrechts

Cluster 1

(2015)

Cone 6 porcelain, blue and white celadon

9.5x10x12

 

Cluster 390

(2015)

Cone 6 porcelain, blue and white celadon

5x5.5x8"

Cluster 372

(2015)

Cone 6 porcelain, blue and white celadon

4x5.5x5"

Cluster 3

(2015)

Cone 6 porcelain, blue and white celadon