Beverly: Behind the Scenes (Ashes To Gold)

Photography by John Stockburger Post-Processing by Farisia Thang

Photography by John Stockburger
Post-Processing by Farisia Thang

If you have not already, click the box below to find a video of Beverly's story and be part of an important moment when she made her sculpture.

Meet Beverly.

As you may have gathered, she tells stories through her hands. If you stay with us till the end of this post, you will see what she has recently made.

Here is the heart behind her sculpture, written by Beverly herself:

I wanted to create a sculpture highlighting brokenness, but more importantly, repair. I chose a rabbit to symbolize innocence and vulnerability, and ceramic because it is innately delicate. It was purposely broken; a severe gesture that cannot be undone. It also hurt as the maker to see it shatter and spread into so many fragments. 

When I was reassembling the rabbit together, I mixed gold pigment into the glue to emphasize the cracks, instead of concealing them. Jesus reveals our own cracks and weaknesses to heal them and use them as part of our story. This part of the process was very meticulous, intimate, and time consuming; trying patiently to reform the rabbit.

Photography by John Stockburger
Post-Processing by Farisia Thang

Photography by John Stockburger
Post-Processing by Farisia Thang

Sculpture by Beverly Ho
Photography by John Stockburger
Post-Processing by Farisia Thang, Colin Yen and Timothy Choy

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