On Art and Aesthetics
REBUILDING AFTER DEVASTATION: SANDRA SHASHOU’S “BROKEN”
London-based Brazilian artist Sandra Shashou has come up with a fascinating series called “Broken” that is all about the act of “rebuilding after devastation”. The sculptures are made up of smashed fragments of vintage fine bone china tea sets, Russian Lomonosov porcelain, Spanish Lladro and Nao ballerina figurines and German bisque Kaiser nudes, dating back to the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Used and damaged objects are arranged in different formations, given a new identity. The works speak of the human spirit to recover—and ingeniously so—from adversity.