I purchased this very old pot from a collector in the Ukraine and when it arrived I knew it would work its way into a painting. The name Wabi-Sabi is a term for the Japanese aesthetics and principals that include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, in the appreciation of both natural and human-made objects. As the meaning evolved over centuries the ideal became one of seeing beauty in the imperfect or defined as “flawed beauty”. This term certainly describes the imperfect beauty of both the vessel and the monstera plant it contains and acknowledges three simple Wabi-Sabi realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
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