Dragonfly, 2007

"Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that values change and the signs of it. And it is a worldview. I am not aware of anyone applying that aesthetic to personal beauty, but wabi-sabi is a powerful way to cleanse the palate and clear the air of hyperbeauty.

Wabi-sabi                                                     

Fresh perception                      

through an observer’s discernment  

Idiosyncratic          

Subtlety                                 

Real

Flawed                          

Appreciation of nature and its effects

Autumn leaves underfoot

Visible wear, use, life lived 

Age is a virtue

Richness

Impermanence

True character

Hyperbeauty

Stale perception

through a consumerist and celebrity-obsessed lens

Generic

Overstatement                                   

Artificial

Perfect                                    

Debasement of nature and its effects

Golf course

Eradicated wear, use, life lived

Youth and its affectations are privileged

Poverty and craving

Changelessness          

Fluff"