In Wabi-Wasabi I set out to explore being off-balance. I rarely, if ever paint symmetrically, but I do focus on being balanced. The Japanese idea of wabi-sabi is the beauty of imperfection and impermanence. It encourages the acknowledgement of irregularity, roughness, age and being natural. I love Japan – I’ve lived there briefly twice and had my first art show there in Mashiko where the thousand year old annual pottery festival is held. Japanese pottery is one of the best examples of wabi –sabi. I also used Eucalyptus seeds to inform this painting – I stretched and reshaped them until they kind of look like raku sushi plates…. And of course the green of cool spicy wasabi swirls irregularly thru the piece.