The Art of Wabi-Sabi in Woodworking
A japanese worldview that emphasizes "Finding Beauty in Imperfection."
I apply the philosophy of "Wabi-Sabi" in my woodworking by turning what some would call "imperfections" in the wood into beautiful eye-catching details. By emphasizing the natural imperfection in the wood, I bring light to the fact that everything has imperfections and that by changing our perspective towards them, we can find the beauty in all things.
Look at the example below to learn more.
I took the natural worm holes in the rare Pecky Sinker Cypress wood and accentuated them by adding beautifully colored epoxy resin. Emphasizing the natural holes of the wood gives it a whole new life and adds beauty to the overall product. In doing this, the table truly became a "one of a kind" piece of art. I relish in making the imperfections of wood perfectly beautiful and thus create an artistic piece of functional furniture.