Wabi-sabi is a Japanese philosophy that includes the acceptance and appreciation of simplicity, the ordinary, and the imperfect and it can be described as finding beauty in things that are impermanent and incomplete. Wabi-Sabi is an aesthetic, a state of mind, a mix of emotions, and a way of perceiving life . . .
Wabi-sabi concept remind me that we are all transient beings on this planet, that our bodies, as well as the material world around us, are in the process of returning to dust. Through Wabi-sabi, I learn to embrace the beauty of the old and the mystical, where the presence of cracks and scratches are considered to be symbolic of the passing of time, weather…
I love it, it so perfectly fits how I like to work and create. I have always been drawn to weathered objects that have character, that symbolise a sense of timelessness and history, each with their own story and season. I find this practice to be a beautiful, meditative one that brings me great calm and peace.
The fundamental principle of wabi sabi concept is connection to earth and natural materials, and it focuses on organic textures and earthy hues. I feel a strong connection with nature when working with wood. Texture imitates a living earth, while a soft scent of wooden surfaces takes me away to the forest.
I use recycled wood for my works, which I collect by myself in different places. Wood accumulates and radiates powerful energy. When you touch wood, it seems to be alive and breathing. The intricate grain patterns tell a story. Knots, little cracks, and each single piece is unique with own history and memory, and exceptional beauty in the marks leaved by time.
Bringing a little wabi sabi into your place can warm it up, making the atmosphere of your home more earthy and natural. The beauty of wabi sabi style is that it’s always evolving and something special and unique.