Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wabi-sabi and Boro

Collage with paper/acrylic
11 x 14

Wabi-Sabi and Boro…my first attempt to meet the challenge in this month's "Watercolor Magazine" to create a piece including the concept of Wabi-Sabi and of Boro (Japanese concepts).  

These are Gelli mono print papers along with gold paint and gold beads and gold ink.  Boro as I understand it refers to a kind of "oriental" quilt that was used when old worn out materials were patched together to be repurposed.  Wabi-sabi are more difficult to explain…but basically mean that unintentional marks and slight imperfections are to be honored.  

Some of the papers I used were oriental papers which I had not tried using before. They took to Gelli Plate immensely well.  

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