- WABI SABI -
Wabi sabi is a japanese aesthetic ideal,
cherishing the beauty of the worn.
As everybody who knows me or my art will know,
this is an aesthetic which is very close to my heart.
I see and appreciate this kind of worn beauty
everywhere I go,
and few things make me happier;
the tainted wood of an old barn,
last year's seed pod,
a worn and mended garment from the past,
giving testimony of hardship and thrift
and telling somebody's story.
As part of an art project from the duo Abraham & Sax,
this year I've written an essay a month
on topics regarding aesthetic philosophy and art.
Last mont's essay was about the wabi sabi aesthetic.
You can read the whole text here.
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"Fine works of art never age, because they are marked by genuine feeling. The language of the passions, the impulses of the heart, are always the same."