When I walk into the light, airy color of Fare Bella Studio & Gallery, owner-artist Patrice Filler is thinking ahead to the next day, when she will lead a wabi-sabi watercolor painting class.
I’ve long been interested in wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic that views imperfection as a higher form of beauty. Patrice invites me to return the next day as her guest in the class, to make photographs for Humanitou and to explore my inner wabi-sabi. I accept.
Then we dive into the wabi-sabi of life and lessons learned. Patrice, 65, talks with Humanitouabout her relatively late beginning in art and the motherly distress that led her deeper into it.
We also talk about what she learned as a child in the house of an alcoholic and her calling to open up shop on Ruxton. And there’s joy sprinkled throughout. Lots of joy.
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