Wabi-sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection: it values simplicity, uncluttered, underplayed, and modest surroundings. Authenticity is key to wabi-sabi philosophy: the presence of cracks and scratches in things are considered to be symbolic of the passing of time, weather, and loving use–and should be embraced. Another facet to wabi-sabi is the idea of the “obvious pretty” vs. “unique beauty.”
Art will save the world. It truly will. When a society can be artistic, first and foremost, that means it has liberated itself. It’s not the painting that’s going to free somebody. It’s the consciousness that We can spend our time with the joyful, sensual pleasures on Earth, rather than the mental, rather than the rules and regulations. That shows a free society.
~ Adamus St. Germain
Image found on Pinterest
Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night 1889 via zazzle.com