My guest today is influenced by the Japanese aesthetic known as Wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi is defined as an aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Basically, finding the beauty in imperfections or the incomplete. Angela St. Vrain is someone who finds joy in imperfections and most times, accentuates them.
Angela is currently an undergrad student over at U of L’s Hite Institute for Sculpture. She uses a variety of materials and processes. And the breadth of her work is based on the theme of shelter, and how our homes help construct who we are.
Many of her pieces are recreations of specific spaces in her biography, but still can be relatable to the audience as houses tend to be a universal symbol of home.
To learn more about Angela’s amazing work, check out angelastvrain.wordpress.com.
To hear the chat we had in her studio, use the player below or subscribe to the podcast via the iTunes store.
Ps. Because I know I’m so bad at pronunciation, and I don’t have any knowledge of African languages, I’m providing a link to the musician I mention in the beginning of the episode: Check it out!