Monday, January 11, 2010

The Unknown Craftsman

One of my favorite art books is The Unknown Craftsman by Soetsu Yanagi. And one of its best chapters is titled The Beauty of Irregularity. There I find eloquent support for my fascination with asymmetry and the poetry of decay. "True beauty... cannot lie in the perfect or the imperfect, but must lie in a realm where such distinctions have ceased to exist..." 
It's this kind of wisdom that sets us free to discover the beautiful anywhere, even where it's not.

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