Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Experiment--Wabi Sabi

Wabi sabi is not a style defined by superficial appearance. It is an aesthetic ideal, a quiet and sensitive state of mind, attainable by learning to see the invisible, paring away what is unnecessary, and knowing where to stop.

It is a concept I personally struggle with, being a packrat by nature and a clutterer as a result.  I almost always find it hard to know when to stop, both in art (I love color and texture) or in photography, to stop and really study the scene before me, instead of just clicking off several images amd moving on.

So here is a first attempt to get beyond the bright colors and the busyness of the world and just see the beauty wherever it lies--in a leaf, a worn doorway, a single blossom, a tree branch against a gray sky.

We'll see...


  1. This is stunning and definitely embodies the wabi sabi ideal.

  2. well i think you nailed it first try... i've never heard of this style but it makes all the sense in the world. what if everyone did this?? wouldn't the world be a more peaceful place??? thanks for sharing.

  3. Well this and your other wabi sabi art certainly give off a quiet confidence and peace. I find them lovely.xx