“There is a kind of beauty in imperfection”-Conrad Hall
Who are we to define what beauty or perfection is?
I have wondered why artists find “beauty” in the not so beautiful.
I first realized this phenomenon in my figure drawing class. I was attracted to the models of full figure, faces of character and gnarled hands. I was attracted to the philosophical beauty. The slim, perfect beauty that is revered in our society was found boring to me in the art world.
Could perfection erase a story to be told or erase one that was once there?
Does imperfection connect us to our humanity, the realization that we are all connected?
Beauty can come with age as in an object worn from time. Beauty can be found in the humble, the modest and the mundane.
Without imperfection there cannot be perfection. One cannot exist without the other.
Finding the sublime in the not so beautiful, transfers us inward, touches our soul, through truth, honesty and depth.
Tell me your experience of finding perfection in imperfection, where imperfection becomes beauty.
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