Broken, But Whole - Kintsugi Men Print
Broken, But Whole - Kintsugi Men Print
This is a detailed print of my original painting titled 'Broke, But Whole'.
After I created my female Kintsugi piece, I had so many of you reach out to me asking me to create a male version. Many of you said that your husbands, fathers, or friends wanted a version they they could keep for themselves. Some of you also wanted a painting for your sons. This touched my heart so much. Men struggle too. Men deal with mental health, physical disease and injury, emotional distress, and often feel broken. I don’t portray a lot of men in my artwork because I am typically creating artwork based on my own experiences as a female. But creating this was so powerful. I am amazed by the men that inquired about this painting; you are proving that true character and strength lies in vulnerability, it lies in understanding your pain and weaknesses, and recognizing how they make you whole. Your broken pieces are a part of your beautiful journey. I love how this painting pairs with my female piece - I tried to make them complimentary.
This piece is inspired by a Japanese pottery technique called Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"). The broken pottery is fixed using a gold lacquer, which reattaches the pieces together and makes it whole again. The purpose of this technique is to honor and highlight the history of the piece. It treats the breakage the piece has endured as something of beauty.
To anyone that has felt broken recently, myself included, I hope these pieces remind you that you are whole, incredible, and so worthy I use a beautiful, heavy-weight, acid-free paper for my prints. Prints come unframed and signed by the artist. All of my prints are border-less.
Each print is placed in a clear plastic sleeve to protect from moisture while traveling to you, and mailed in a rigid envelope.
Colors may vary due to monitor settings.
4x6”, 5x7”, 8x10” and 11x14” are printed on a beautiful matte 80# paper. These sizes are placed in cellophane sleeves and shipped in a protective stay-flat envelope.
16x20” and 18x24" are printed on archival fine art paper. These sizes are rolled and shipped in a heavy duty mailing tube.
I provide bulk pricing for my 4x6" prints. If you need to purchase more than 100 prints, please email me! If you purchase 100+ prints, the price per print is $0.95.
Canvas prints are made lovingly by hand in the United States, and are shipped directly from my supplier to you. Reflective gold is NOT able to be added to the canvases due to the way they are made and the protective coating used on them. The gold colors in canvases will be a flat gold color as shown in the listing images.
Unframed Canvases have a wrapped image and a 1.5" edge. They have a sawtooth hanger in the back for easy installation.
Framed canvas prints come in either a white, black, or gold floater frame. Floater frames create the illusion that the artwork is floating inside of it. They elevate the artwork and the perfect finishing touch. Framed canvases have a 1.5" edge and come with a hanging wire in the back for easy installation.
Canvases are printed on thick archival grade, poly-cotton canvas. The canvas is pH neutral, acid-free, and will not yellow over time.
Canvases are perfect for gifting!
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