Wabi Sabi

This series of paintings stems from the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi; a kind of sad beauty or seeing beauty in ugliness, and in used and unnoticed things. In this case the subject is barbed wire.

Characteristics of wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenious integrity of natural objects and processes...

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