in response to seth's call at the altered page, i offer some re-posts
kind of blue: jan 5 2009
places i've been
lucky enough to
and people i've had the privilege of meeting...
march snow: march 02 2009
wabi sabi: may 13 2009
i'm reading a lovely and profound book
by andrew juniper. it is mainly about wabi sabi,
but touches upon many aspects of
when i first learned about this
japanese aesthetic closely related to zen
i realized that much of what i shoot
and find beautiful can be thought of as wabi sabi.
juniper insists that it is impossible
to translate the subtlety and scope
of wabi sabi into english
yet he attempts it this way:
"wabi sabi is an intuitive appreciation of a transient beauty in the physical world that reflects the irreversible flow of life in the spiritual world. it is an understated beauty that exists in the modest, rustic, imperfect, or even decayed, an aesthetic sensibility that finds a melancholic beauty in the impermanence of things."
andrew juniper, wabi sabi - the japanese art of impermanence
digital pollock-ish: march 27 2009