Wabi-Sabi

Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional”

Apparently wabi-sabi was trendy last year. The “new Feng Shui”. I missed it, I guess.

But it does capture well the essence of the kind of art that appeals to me — the imperfect, the natural, with recycled, natural, found materials. The beauty in junk, in trash, in the old and weathered, in the overlooked or mundane. That’s the appeal of cardboard art to me. That’s why I am collecting water squeeze bottle sport tops for my next sculpture.

I’ve known wabi-sabi for years. I just never had a word for it before.

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