Crack Vase by Jacky Wu

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Originating from a happy accident, Jacky Wu’s “Crack” line speaks to nature’s unpredictability. When Wu came upon ruptured—and functionally useless—timbers in a factory, he repurposed them into lacquered vases. With an eye towards nature’s disruptive power, he highlights each crack, with bright blue lacquer, as the vase’s visual hub. The splits—integral to this new, artistic context—are transformed from blemish to beauty mark.

Janet

Janet

Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)

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