“Fragmentation and breaking are at the core of my practice – as a natural intervention, I rely on this process to extend my sight beyond my own limitations. From my studio, I offer these made fragments in their truest form – thoughts, musings, things I’ve heard and read that form part of a larger, more significant whole. Both the physicality of each piece and its meaning sit in a state of incompleteness. These moments were meaningful and impactful for me, and deserved to be treated as such. In honouring this train of thought, each fragment stands on its own – a humble and aged gesture that it is just as important and beautiful as the whole that it came from. In the vain of Venus, these particular pieces speak to love and adoration.”
clay and acrylic | 7.5 x 7cm | unique
Artist and jewellery designer Githan Coopoo works exclusively in clay to create unique pieces of poetic import. “I find clay to be a medium that is both uncomplicated and universally timeless. I hope my pieces bring a subtle sense of self-awareness to the wearer — an almost grounding sensation. To adorn the body with a fragile ornament is to make a commitment to sensibility and sensitivity — both powerful and beautiful practices.” Githan graduated from UCT in 2017 with degrees in English and Art History. He lives and works in Cape Town.