Turning Your Ghosts Into Gold
by Stephanie Inagaki
Symbolically disembodied hands are our ghosts – the pain we’ve caused and experienced from others, anger, resentment, the things which we have not resolved within our hearts. This is for those of us who are being proactive and responsible for our own well beings because we’re the only ones who can heal or crush our own souls – no one else can do this.
This is in conversation with my first drawing, “Hope and Love” which is inspired by loss, the subsequent grief and hope, and Japanese concepts of musubi and kintsukuroi. The red thread of fate that connects two people is called musubi in Japanese. Musubi has numerous meanings from connecting people, representing the flow of time, knotting- which is also time, unraveling – breaking – connecting human life again. Kintsukuroi means golden repair or more popularly written as kintsugi – golden joinery, the idea to mend something with gold to repair and embrace the flaws.
Framing courtesy of Museum Quality Framing. It has spacers, acid free backing, museum glass, and is ready to hang. The drawing is 5″ x 7″ and the frame is 7.5″ x 9.5″.
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