“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

Konstnär / Artist: Esther Simon

Silver, bronze (copper handles). Carved in wax/investment casting.

These vases are inspired by the ancient Greek and Roman empires and were created by accident. I initially envisioned them as silver earrings, and in my pursuit to alleviate their weight, I hollowed them out. However, in the process, the vase became too thin at one spot, causing it to break when I poured the plaster into the casting mold. I consider this a blessing in disguise. The vase acquired an even more ancient character and led me to the idea of creating a whole collection of broken vases.