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Lemah Orya Mending broken things after the Afghan war

Work by Lemah Orya
Work by Lemah Orya
Work by Lemah Orya
Work by Lemah Orya

My body of work represents the process of restoration occurring in my homeland of Afghanistan. Just as nature can flourish and overcome the destruction caused by war, wild flora and mushrooms emerge from within the cracks of each broken ceramic. In the Japanese Kintsugi technique of mending broken things with gold, the cicatrix of each piece becomes a thing of beauty. I was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s own exploration of her cultural heritage, my work embodying the hope that one day Afghanistan will regain its rich culture. As humans, it is inevitable that we encounter adversity. However, through this we can find a new form of beauty and healing.

Influencing artists:
PetitPlat
Frida Kahlo
Alisa LiskaFlower
MP Gautheron

School

St Marys Senior High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2020

HSC year

2019

Process diary

Work by Lemah Orya
Work by Lemah Orya
Work by Lemah Orya
Work by Lemah Orya