Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wabi Sabi

So I just picked up this little book in the Kendall Library.

Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers.

I was struck by the introduction and had to immediately share it with you.

Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
It is a beauty of things modest and humble.
It is a beauty of things unconventional.

So...on the quest of discovering my 'style' I continue to learn and define myself- loosely, that is, remember...I don't like rules. I understand the concept of rules- just no how they apply to me.

I am imperfect, aesthetically and ethically. I am impermanent- I will not be here, in this state of being, forever. I am incomplete and happy about it.

I enjoy the beauty of things that are what they are. A loaf of bread fresh out of the oven with that beautiful brown crust. A stack of lumber, precise and machined, yet organic of origin.

Things unconventional? Hello? Are they watching me on a hidden camera?

So, more about Wabi- Sabi as I read.

1 comment:

  1. Wabi Sabi is definitely a personal muse of mine. :) I'm interested in hearing the results of your reading and how it integrates itself into your life and art! <3


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