It's the Wabi-Sabi in things and nature that makes me smile.
Perfection caused by imperfection.
There's a few wonderful examples in the images here and in particular the last two. Look at the contrast between the rough exterior wood sheathing and the modern minimalist concrete or stone interior...
Nice Keith, my top shed here in Nelson is a contenter for Photo 1, an old stable and 99% wabi sabi.ReplyDelete
I'll look forward to seeing it Jimu, when I get to Nelson...Delete
Your welcome Keith, this year is about getting ready to downsize and hit the road!Delete
So sooner rather than later if poss?
Wabi-Sabi-translated into English is audacity with a capital A. These buildings demand a second look at their uniqueness, an in your face disregard for conventional standards of perfection, bastions of confidence that inspire awe. Isn't that what beauty is all about?ReplyDelete
I've never thought Wabi-Sabi as audacious and in your face Suzy but I'm happy if you're happy with that...Delete
"Perfection caused by imperfection." That might become my new theme/motto/life line song. I never of wabi sabi as audacious either...a Japanese (on youtube) described it as the contrast between the light and the dark, being translated to English was nearly impossible. But I like this definition very much - "Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". The Japanese man implied a sadness in it...which didn't feel like we'd think of sadness but something beautiful that encompassed the knowledge of its yin and yang-ness.ReplyDelete
Wabi Sabi is soft, subtle, the appreciation of things imperfect, and incomplete, totally natural. like the pattern of rot in a log of wood. or the stain from a rusty nail in a door...once you tune into it's everywhere!ReplyDelete
I like some of them, but.. I dunno. Fetishizing fungus has its limits. At least for me.ReplyDelete