About my work
They don't answer to the rules of beauty and perfection and are, because of that, much more interesting.
you can find more examples under 'inspiration'.
In Japan they call that Wabi-sabi:
"that what is imperfect, aged, humble and authentic."
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetics that goes back to the 15th century. It's much more then this short definition. It's about appreciating the beauty in small things, accepting that everything is temporary and that perfection doesn't exsist.
In my work wabi-sabi plays an important role: attention to detail; embrace coincidences and imperfection:
- with saggarfing, I have influence but no controle over the result;
- with experimenting with clay;
- with my 2D work where I work mostly with waste material.
According to wabi-sabi perfection doesn't exist. None of my objects are completly perfect, symmetrical or smooth. Some of them wobble a bit, saerching their balance, others are very fragile.
- Wabi Sabi, the art of imperfection
- Yoeke Nagel in Libelle
- Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, by Leonard Koren (book)