Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…

Beauty and the Grotesque…

“In all good patterns, there is a reinforcing of beauty. A pattern is not merely exaggeration, but an enhancing of what is true…This is why a good pattern is frequently rather terrifying. Any pattern, if it is a good one has an element of the grotesque.”

– Soetsu Yanagi

The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty 

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