Kinstugi on marble | 2022
This new series of kintsugi (“gold joinery”) on marble and granite reflects Cascales Alimbau’s fascination with the idea of imperfection — choosing to anchor her work in the Japanese value of natural process and the beauty of age. Composed of natural materials that evolve with the passage of time, “Vetas” uses the Japanese ceramic repair technique that uses gold to repair broken objects, highlighting scars from use and time as symbols of life and learning. After the infusion of gold, the object — once broken or marred — is now considered more valuable. The work inspires the viewer to apply this same philosophy to ourselves and our ability to overcome difficult stages of life with resilience.
11 x 11 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
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Carla Cascales Alimbau
Internationally renowned painter Carla Cascales Alimbau has been featured in Architectural Digest, Sight Unseen, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, among others. She’s given talks at numerous cultural institutions including the Design Museum of Barcelona.
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