"In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness, far worse than ugliness… "
So said Sidonie Gabrielle Colette and I couldn’t have put it better myself. Ugliness matters. You need it to juxtapose the beauty you authentically seek. It matters because without ugliness, there is no beauty. It matters because on its own, beauty can be bland, because there is nothing quite as dull as perfection and those who seek it, those who cannot except flaws, tend to be the dullest of characters.
I positively embrace ugliness. People tell me that my collection of naive portraits of children are scarily ugly, that my favorite colour, olive green is foul, and that they can’t imagine what drew me to Mark….
Got anything ugly in your house?