Wabi-sabi and the Two Leonards

Small hand formed wabi sabi ceramic bowl.
Henpecked Bowl XXXII, Liz Crain, 2017


Wabi-sabi is not Shabby Chic. It is not trendy, modern or even post-modern. Not a theory, movement, aesthetic, philosophy, religion, art, process or product. And, then again, it can be and has been¬†all these. The separate meanings of the two Japanese words have changed over the centuries and their yoked-hyphenated concept morphs easily, especially when applied. But expressing it has a certain fatal pull for me so I’ve decided to just go all in.

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