What are the key tenets of wabi-sabi?
Here are 10 reasons why:
- I use natural or rustic materials, such as hessian backed lino, that fit within the wabi-sabi aesthetic.
- The imperfections that come with hand-carving and hand-printing align with the wabi-sabi appreciation of the beauty in impermanence and imperfection.
- The inspiration from local wildlife and rural settings also aligns with the appreciation of the natural world in wabi-sabi.
- My use of acid-free paper and oil-based inks shows a respect for the longevity and quality of my prints, which is valued in wabi-sabi.
- Each print being different due to the hand-printing methods aligns with the appreciation of uniqueness in wabi-sabi.
- The simplicity and understated elegance in my prints fits within the wabi-sabi appreciation of simplicity and austerity.
- The focus on the process of creation, rather than just the final product, aligns with the wabi-sabi appreciation of the beauty in the journey.
- The use of traditional techniques and materials aligns with the appreciation of authenticity in wabi-sabi.
- The emphasis on the connection between the artist, nature, and community aligns with the interconnectedness valued in wabi-sabi.
- Overall, the humility and reverence for nature and the creative process that are evident in my art practice aligns well with the core principles of wabi-sabi.
This blog was written with the assistance of Magic Write, Canva AI. The facts were researched to double-check the accuracy.