Simple imperfection, 2012
: Stockholm furniture fair 2012
: Art Bridge gallery 2013-present
“The suggestion of natural process. Things Wabi-sabi are expressions of time frozen. They are made of materials that are visibly vulnerable to the effects of weathering and human treatment. They record the sun, wind, rain, heat, and cold in a language of discoloration, rust, tarnish, stain, warping, shrinking, shriveling, and cracking. Their nicks, chips, bruises, scars, dents, peeling, and other forms of attrition are a testament to histories of use and misuse. Though things Wabi-sabi may be on the point of dematerialization (or materialization) – extremely faint, fragile, or desiccated – they will possess an undiminished poise and strength of character.”
Through this common conceptual approach this project is gained another layer of understanding the concept of the impermanence, incompleteness, and imperfection. The dip-dyeing technique is used to create unpredicted pattern from the dyeing bath. Uneven dark blue pattern is floated around linen fabric. Hand-weaving gathering together the threads and strips represented passage of time. The indigo blue color will be faded away by the time. Sunlight will be the catalyst of this process. This piece shows its pure materialized qualities. The imperfections and irregularities are welcomed as a link between the natural and human worlds, as symmetry is rarely found in nature.
Technique: Hand woven and hand dyed
Material: Linen fabric and linen yarn
Size: 80cm x 200cm