Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wabi Sabi

I'm back again to talk about wabi sabi. In case you don't know what it is, here is an explanation that I got from Wikipedia:

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".[1] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being suffering ( ku?) and emptiness or absence of self-nature ( ?).

Here's an interesting explanation that I got from a Pinterest post:

There's a lot of information about wabi sabi on the web, if you want to look it up. You can also see more examples on my Pinterest board and other Pinterest posts.

As soon as I learned about wabi sabi, I was hooked on the concept. Below is a photo I took outside of my home. It is wabi sabi and it kind of looks like abstract art.

In fact, I just might use this photo to create a painting. If I do, I'll share it with you later!

Bye for now--Deb