Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren, is one of my favorite books. It's a quick read and has been one of my primary sources of conceptual fodder for several years. Recently, I decided to revisit the sections that focus on key concepts and principles of wabi-sabi aesthetics. The following paragraph consists of excerpts that I continue to come back to, taken from the section where Koren address wabi-sabi color theory:
"MURKY— Things wabi-sabi have a vague, blurry, or attenuated quality— as things do as they approach nothingness ( or come out of it) — Things are either devolving toward or evolving from, nothingness. — Things that are evolving tend to be a little lighter and brighter, a bit clearer, and slightly more eye-arresting."
This mood board is an ode to the concept of evolving from nothingness and the heart-arresting effects of just the slightest hint of color, hues so diaphanous they barely perceptible, yet no less impactful.