”Pearls.Perils of Perfectionism｜パール, 完全主義の危機”
by Saskia van Es
Photo: Junpei Kawasaki
写真は2019年クミヒロイとアネケヘイマンとのコラボレーションPearl Silhouet からです。
Saskia wrote about the pearl on her serial article that is related to the materials from the Sea.
As I I am interested in what she wrote because I have a curiosity about the thoughts related to pearl on the western context. She found some concepts from my text that was written in my latest exhibition,
“Bones are coral made, pearls are eyes” and others by acoya.
… all lives are born from the sea, and those memories are reflected vaguely within women’s womb to this day.
… Its milky, iridescent colored luster manifests the presence of everlasting motherhood with the characteristics of life and death, that is, of Eros and Thanatos.
By Chitose Ohchi
Then She introduced Jewelry ‘Mother & Child’ by Hiroki Matsuzaki Japanese jewelry artist, text is below:
What was originally there, was removed from the mother of pearl. What remains is the form of a religious medallion with an accidentally formed Keshi pearl passing through the void.
Chitose Ohchi reflects: “I talked about pearls and motherhood. At the same time, pearls are fragile, imperfect, and transient.” What she finds endearing, the pearl farmers see as a flaw. They only use a small ‘perfect’ percentage of the harvest. With her exhibition, she hopes to show that baroque or asymmetrical–non-dyed– pearls are just beautiful. In Ohchi’s words, I hear unconditional respect for everything the oyster has made. That seems only fair after all the trouble the animals have been through.
As Akoya pearl is the metaphor, I would like to ask what is beauty?
Some photos on the article are Hymmen & Hiroi, photo from the ‘Parel Silhouet’ project in collaboration with ‘acoya’, 2019. The art jewelry group in NL “ kasaneyo” is on this article as well. They also participated in “Bones are coral, Pearls are eyes” by acoya.I am looking forward to holding acoya exhibition “ Bones are coral, Pearls are eyes “ in this autumn 2021 in the Netherlands.
Thank you for great article, Saskia van Es
Photo: Kumi Hiroi andAnneke Hymmen