Saturday, 28 July 2012

Wabi Sabi Predators

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese term given to the beauty of imperfection, something that creates the feeling of melancholy, a soulful feeling. The term nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: that nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect.  I began by simply darkening the bottom and chose to paint the top part in negative leaving the original white of the canvas to describe solid shapes, while building up the bottom part in ever lighter shades. Then marine life and birds started to appear.

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