Re: New (All) – Tim Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:  

Re: New (All)

 

Materials:  

Porcelain, beeswax, golden powder

Description:

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the fault-lines of our fragile world and further exposed the stress fractures of our own hearts and minds. The altered state of a new ‘normal’ leads to divided families, friends, and communities. We are scattered fragments in need of repair, restoration, renewal. This broken porcelain platter was reassembled using beeswax mixed with golden powder — A temporal and symbolic restoration inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi  ‘golden joinery’ and yet still an impermanent solution — pointing us ahead in hope of the lasting and true renewal to come. A prayer — Jesus, Our good savior, You have promised to make all things new and we await that day. Help us speak Your words of hope to a fractured and hurting world. Fill the fissures of our wounded souls and communities with Your grace. — Amen.

 

Bio:

Tim Mills is a visual artist living and working in Bangkok, Thailand. Primarily working in clay, his practice employs various mediums and explores events, objects, and the lived experience through themes of memory, hope, and the passage of time. 

instagram.com/timmillsstudio

 

Author

  • Karen entered the PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management and consulting, followed by service in pastoral, social and theatre ministry. Under the supervision of Trevor Hart, she is exploring theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate student-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. As Editor of Transpositions, she is fostering a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept.