The Perfect Imperfection collection is one with strong personality – not in the bolshie sense of loud, bold design but rather, in that quiet yet commanding way only something intrinsically real emanates. It is this which leads such delicate pieces to truly hold their own in a staggeringly lovely setting, not upstaged by the breath-taking array of orchestral blooms and trees nor redirecting focus. Simply being.
If you’re lucky enough to make it to Hasselt between the 4th September – 31st October 2018, you’ll find the Perfect Imperfection range flowing seamlessly into the representation of ‘living fossils’, something which the Ginkgo Balboa tree has been named as a nod to it’s life on Earth spanning millions of years. The wondrous shapes of this strong and sacred tree can’t help but stand proud as the main focus in the garden, but just as the other supporting elements – the moss, the rock formations, the flowing waterlines – the inclusion of Perfect Imperfection completes the scene in a way which could never have been imagined.
Impermanence plays a powerful and, ironically, steadfast role in Japanese culture, with attentions been drawn to this particularly during Hanami – the cherry blossom viewing – and Momojigari – autumn leaf viewing. Roos Van De Velde’s work pays homage to these falling flowers and leaves, reflecting through free-forming artistic detail the sheer power of imperfection and how the grace of this can be found in so many areas of life.