Kintsugi is a Japanese artistic practice of mending broken pieces of pottery through the use of lacquer with gold powder.
The randomness in which the pottery is broken exhibits the chaos and uncertainties of life. The employment of clearly manifested lines of gold to piece together the scattered pottery is an emphasis on the past brokenness and wound. The combination of the pieces is an allusion to the interconnections of the pieces and how different things are able to complement each other. The transformation from disintegrated fragments to a piece of art is a manifestation of acceptance, rebirth, and new life.