The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi - wabi originally described the loneliness of living in nature, far from society: sabi meant lean or withered, a flower past it’s bloom. Overtime this has taken on a more positive meaning with wabi expressing the art of simplicity, impermanence, flaws and imperfection, and sabi expressing the effect that time has on a substance or any object.
Death in Beauty – the art of imperfection - documents a new direction for Victoria. Finding a renewed awareness in her surrounds during the weeks of ‘staying home’ in COVID19, she focused on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Victoria’s idea of using a dying rose, to portray both life and art as beautiful not because they are perfect and eternal, but because they are imperfect and fleeting. Wabi-sabi is hard-nosed and realistic: nothing lasts, nothing is perfect. Accepting these hard facts opened Victoria’s mind to the realistic appreciation of a deeper beauty. Her subjects are rich in texture and form, revealing an almost otherworldly beauty.
This gallery is numbered 1 to 6. Please state your number in the email if you are interested in purchasing one. All artworks are available in Small $250 and Medium $500 unframed with a white border.