Fragile yet strong


Porcelain and glaze developed by the artist
27 cm x 27cm x 4cm

Exhibited at Willesden Gallery, London

“Fragile yet strong” is a porcelain sculpture depicting white, unglazed panels with delicate, flower-like creatures emerging from a pool of blood-like liquid made of glaze. 

The work was made in response to a talk by Edmund de Waal that touched on both beauty and the loss of lives during WWII. Bungener draws on his own experience of serious illness as a baby to reflect on these conflicting human experiences and the fragile nature of our existence. In capturing the pain and beauty that are a necessary part of being alive, the artist hopes to encourage viewers to face difficulty in order to come out the other, more colourful, side. 

© Lewis Bungener 2023