Can you afford to break down any barriers between your work and the audience? (monetary, language, accessibility, etc.) What can you gain, that is not money, from the work? Who, that is not you, can gain from the work? Can you remove yourself from the center of the work? Does the work consider its impact on our planet? Does the work consider your politics? Does the work reflect your understanding of the responsibility of being human? Have you learned all you can from the work before presenting it as finished? In what ways have you grown or changed from older work, and are you proud of these changes? Can you afford to rest?
- those that belong to the Emperor, 2. embalmed ones, 3. those that are trained, 4. suckling pigs, 5. mermaids, 6. fabulous ones, 7. stray dogs, 8. those included in the present classification, 9. those that tremble as if they were mad, 10. innumerable ones, 11. those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, 12. others, 13. those that have just broken a flower vase, 14. those that from a long way off look like flies.
7 aesthetic principles for achieving wabi-sabi:
Fukinsei: asymmetry, irregularity;
Koko: basic, weathered;
Shizen: without pretense, natural;
Yugen: subtly profound grace, not obvious;
Datsuzoku: unbounded by convention, free;
Seijaku: tranquility amongst chaos