Other people are completely taken back by an abstract watercolor tattoo. They don’t like it. It makes me laugh how committed to a rigid structure the mind can be. It’s a forced standard of how things should be.
Natures Organizing Principle
One area of abstract art that we can all appreciate is Li. Li is nature’s organizing principle. There is both structure and abstraction in li.
“Look at a piece of wood that happens to be close to you. See the swirling pattern of its grain. If there’s any natural stone close to you, look at it too. See how the patterns form a random shape, yet somehow seem ordered in a way that you could never define. What you’re looking at is what the classical Chinese called “li”. In its most ancient meaning, the word li literally meant “the markings in jade or the fibers in muscle tissue.” As a verb it meant “to cut things according to their natural grain or divisions.” from liology
No One Has to Like Your Abstract Watercolor Tattoo But You
Many other people will like it. Just not everyone. I accept and appreciate abstraction in general. It is finding beauty in artwork that doesn’t have a meaning behind it other than the colors, shapes, or texture. In modern society there is a fixation with ascribing a distinct meaning and purpose onto everything.
I feel the most beauty when I set aside meaning and purpose and just look through this unfiltered perception.