Monday, 23 August 2010

Wabi-Sabi- The beginning

After a tutorial with the beautiful Clem she set me on the path of discovering WABI SABI.

I ran through all the things i've been looking at, exploring, sketching and planning, which quite honestly is all over the place. But through the connections between japanese wood prints, nature and projection the concept of Wabi-Sabi seems like a nice umbrella heading for this project.

Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfrect, impertinent, and incomplete

It is a beauty of things modest and humble.

It is a beauty of things unconventional.

Clem recommended a book by Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers

I am currently reading it, I'll let you know what i think when i'm done.


  1. Don't know much about Wabi-Sabi but feel it is in some way connected to philosophies of non-finito which I've been researching. Might have some useful notes if you're interested...

  2. always interested, is the place to hook me up with some new ways of thinking.

    thanks buddy.

  3. I have the perfect book to lend you regarding these things when I get back. Also check out John Daido Loori who was trained up by our friend Minor WHite!!

  4. How'd you find the book? The first bit is quite general, but when it gets into the universe and bigger things, it gets good!

    " The minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral; things so subtle and evanescent they are invisible to the vulgar eye ".