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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.
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.
Victoria’s idea of using a dying rose, and that is what it is once cut from its life force, 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.

Printed on 100% Cotton Rag Fine Art Paper with a 1cm white border.

This print is available in 3 sizes:

Small 51 x 41cm
Medium 76 x 61cm
Large 102 x 81cm

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Printed on 100% cotton Rag Fine Art Paper with a 1cm white border

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