Wear, damage, dirt, repair, corrosion & decay are a large part of the language of authenticity. We give things that look old the benefit of the doubt. Age lends authority to an object. An aged artifact inveigles its way into the grand events of history. My work often borrows the shabby familiar clothes of the antique so as to lend gravitas to what it has to say. The look of age is also an important component in what we find beautiful.
|—||Grayson Perry (via scrubbytuft)|
5:42AM — The most beautiful sunrise I have ever woken up to.