‘Wabi Sabi 1’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist Belles Petit. Printed onto watercolour texture paper, and finished with gold leaf detailing, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Strange, surreal and esoteric: the work of contemporary artist Belles Petit vividly captures the realm of the dream, through complex multi-layered processes of illustration. Working at the intersection of the organic and the industrial, Belles Petit draws inspiration from the natural world, exploring the boundaries and contrasts between the human and the animal, the dream and the machine. Her latest work, ‘Wabi Sabi 1’, is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of the same name, which centres around beauty in the imperfection and transience of life. The print merges images and fragments together: blending portraiture with text; scenes of life (the heart) with death (a skull); and finishing touches of flora and fauna in soft gold leaf, for a delicate, textured effect. Simply stunning.