About Eleanor Kerr-Patton
Kintsugi and Mental Health
KINTSUGI: KNOWING THAT SOMETHING IS MORE BEAUTIFUL FOR HAVING BEEN BROKEN
Ethically sourced sterling silver encases shattered mirror, bonded by seams of golden dust. Signs of past damage become something to be admired and celebrated. Each stage of mental illness is expressed through broken, repaired, and whole mirrors.
Present an image of fabricated perfection, all the while hiding the truth that we feel broken just below the surface.
Recycled sterling silver, rotating glass mirror.
Just as we slowly notice the cracks appear, the breakdown happen, the recovery also slowly creeps in. Each day/week/month is slightly easier, until one day we see no cracks, just the beautiful golden scars of our journey.
Recycled sterling silver, glass mirror, gold dust
I’m Fine Ring
We can even hide our pain from ourselves. Tuck it away, out of sight. Convincing ourself that we are not struggling.
Recycled sterling silver hinged ring set with glass mirror.
Just me? Bracelet
As we are all hiding our realities from one another, feelings of isolation, that we are the only person suffering this way, can be overwhelming. We trie to hide it, to blend in with ‘normal’ people.
Recycled sterling silver with pivoting feature, glass mirror.
Each day is different, one day in control, happy. The next it seems as though no progress has been made.
Recycled sterling silver, glass mirror and golden dust.