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2022 Gattuso Edition

2022 Gattuso Edition

Tortoise Egg
Eunice Luk

Tortoise Egg is a ceramic sculpture that is formed, painted, and glazed by hand. The solid stoneware edition varies in size and shape. The work is accompanied by a printed insert that reads: “Practice of patience / terrestrial harmony / among all living creatures.”

Tortoise Egg aims to cultivate viewers’ connection with nature and consideration of interspecies relationships. The small form, evoking something that’s yet to be born, encourages care now and for what is to come. Universal as the ancient, mysterious site of birth, the egg has numerous interpretations, stories, and histories from different cultures that Luk has been drawn to for years. It has many references to life and yet cannot escape its inherent fragility. This edition is meant to function as a reminder that all our everyday decisions impact the Earth’s natural environment.

Eunice Luk
Tortoise Egg
2022
Glazed ceramic, printed insert, cardboard box
8 × 5.3 × 5.2 cm
Edition of 60, varied

The Gattuso Edition is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

Eunice Luk (b. Hong Kong, 1988) is a visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her practice utilizes installations, sculptures, paintings, and printed matter. Luk’s work explores sentiments and commonalities found across cultures and landscapes and draws inspiration from the natural environment. Luk has held exhibitions at The Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery (Tokyo), The Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (Banff), Printed Matter (New York City), and Critical Distance (Toronto). She is the proprietor of Slow Editions, an art publishing imprint of artist books and multiples.

www.euniceluk.com

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