I am participating in a FB group called 'The Year of Jewelry'. Each week there is a dedicated theme and you are asked to create and post a picture of the item you have made that fits the category.
The theme for week ten is 'Wabi- Sabi'. I had no idea what that was, so I did a bit of Internet research and an image search. Voila' I have uncovered an new name for an old aesthetic. I have always appreciateded the qualities known as rustic, antique, vintage and ancient.
The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of it.
Perfectly imperfect... what a simple and lovely concept. Seeing the beauty that others may ignore. For example, what looks like a rusty fence is instead a work of art.
As a devotee of Pinterest, I started a board for images that I think best represent this concept. Can't wait to create my pieces for the Y.O.J. #10.
Thanks for looking today~
|Intricate Peeling Paint|
|Crazing reveals a beautiful pattern|
|Glaze reveals unindented consequences|
|Rusty Fleur di Lis|
|Ornate yet simple|
|Some call this Shabby|