like minds, materials

Like Minds #4: The re-imaginings of Bouke de Vries

Everyone knows that I have a "thing" for everything Dutch...and Bouke de Vries is truly a very special Dutchman.   Like me, de Vries is focused on giving "things that are valueless a new life".  A master restorer of antique ceramics, he became fascinated by re-envisioning pieces with inherent beauty--despite their current condition.  He now uses fractured ceramic plates, broken jars and shards of statuettes as the basis for his artwork.  Check out this New York Times video to learn more about Mr. de Vries and see the beauty of his reinventions.