“In my Art I strive for the principles of Wabi-Sabi in embracing “authentic expression” purposeful “imperfections” in opposition of Modernism’s “mass-produced uniformity.”


Shibui, shibumi, or shibusa are Japanese words which refer to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. Like other Japanese aesthetic terms, such as iki and wabi-sabi, shibui can apply to a wide variety of subjects, not just art or fashion.


Embraced as a pleasure – in authentic expression, natural materials, rough edges, imperfect glazes, even deliberate flaws.
It stands in particularly marked contrast to the characteristics of modernism, with its mass produced uniformity and its seemingly indestructible materials like plastic, stainless steel, silicon and the rest.

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