Estas pinturas de Xiaoze Xie deben de ser bastante perfectas: en ellas se aprecia al detalle todas las imperfecciones.
«All things are imperfect. Nothing that exists is without imperfections. When we look really closely at things we see the flaws. The sharp edge of a razor blade, when magnified, reveals microscopic pits, chips, and variegations. Every craftsman knows the limits of perfection: the imperfections glare back. And as things begin to break down and approach the primordial state, they become even less perfect, more irregular.» Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers, Leonard Koren