‘Perfect Imperfection’ is a contradiction that underpins Japanese aesthetics.
This installation explores the magic in the tension between the orderly and organic.
It consists of hundreds of ceramic cups and a drawing machine that put the contradictory
approaches into practice. Each cup is hand-made but in a production line style; same shape, same process and same size. Despite the uniformity of production and arrangement the cups are unmistakably handmade. It is the tension between the structure and faults of the cups that makes them engaging.
Behind the cups the drawing machine hums as it generates mechanical compositions. Although produced in an automated way, the drawings have a certain nervousness. The wobbly lines lines reveal the vulnerability of the machine. No two drawings are the same.