Never heard of it? Neither had I until my good friend and mentor, Dick Olderman, told me about it and then sent me a book, Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers. I read it a few months ago and did not understand it. It is a Japanese aesthetic associated with the tea ceremony.
Burn No. 98 ~ Floating Ash
I reread the book last week and was totally mesmerized by it as I felt that it resonated with much of what I am doing these days.
Burn No. 33
Burn No. 71
I would like to share an excerpt from the book that might give some insights...
"The Wabi-Sabi Universe
- Things are either devolving toward, or evolving from, nothingness
- Truth comes from the observation of nature
-"Greatness" exists in the inconspicuous and overlooked details
-Beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness
State of Mind
- Acceptance of the inevitable
-Appreciation of the cosmic order
-Get rid of all that is unnecessary
-Focus on the intrinsic and ignore material hierarchy
-the suggestion of natural process
Burn No. 96
Maybe I have piqued your interest? If so, have fun learning more about it.