Alicia Kruckenberg

Alicia Kruckenberg


Alicia may seem a bit odd and reserved at times, but is a compassionate, mediator at heart. She is a listener and follower within a group. Naturally, she will take middle ground in argument in attempt to see the other viewpoints. Trying to understand the mind is something she enjoys and seeing others in good spirits lights up her day.

When she has free time, she enjoys playing online with friends and relaxing with meditation. When she is not in Milwaukee, Alicia is back in her hometown of Edgerton, Wisconsin tending to the vegetable farm and helping her 4-H group. Having been apart of both since she was young, Alicia has a strong connection to nature. Being a 4-H leader for some time, she is always willing to change things for others and is eager to help. Alicia may be very silent, but she is always open to being a supportive listener and will talk more once she gets to know you.


Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with a golden lacquer. Instead of hiding the object’s scars and returning it to a perfect state, the gold highlights its fractures. Setting a reminder of its past and showing that its unloved flaws can be seen as beautiful when put together as a whole. The technique follows the philosophy of “Wabi-Sabi”, which means finding the beauty in the imperfection. Kintsugi manifesto reflects on a few of the things that I have learned from my friends over the past couple of years. Where without them I would be very lost today. This manifesto serves as a personal reflection and reminder for myself that is okay to be who I am. That no one is perfect, and striving for perfection will only cause frustration and self-hate.