“New Beginnings: A Path of Wabi Sabi"
Featuring the work of Rachel Darnell
Show opens with an artist's reception on September 16th, 5-7 pm
Show runs through October 11th
This show is a snapshot of where I am now. Throughout my life I have studied and created art as well as searched for meaning through various techniques and philosophies. I have found “Wabi Sabi”, the Japanese aesthetic philosophy. It is a world view that accepts the impermanence and imperfection of the beauty as exemplified in nature. The concept resonates with me as an artist. Asymmetry, simplicity, texture and the voice of the media itself are central to my process as an artist and are definitions of Wabi Sabi. My new body of work incorporates these elements. I layer paint in washes: depth, movement and composition emerge from the voice of the paint itself. Sculptors say they find the image in the stone; I feel as if I find the image in the paint itself. The paint leads.
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