Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi - the art of imperfection, a combination of two Japanese aesthetic concepts.
Wabi refers to simplicity, modesty, or even rustic beauty. It can be anything natural or manmade - that has some type of flaw or irregularity. 
Sabi connects to that beautiful finish that comes with age and wear. It means that the uses and the changes an object undergoes, make the object more beautiful and valuable.
I joined a photography group on Facebook: 52Frames and am loving the challenges each week. This week pushed me outside my comfort zone but I found so much worn beauty right in my own backyard. 

What some may see as ugly and worn can really be the signs of old age and use. A worn floor highlights the comings and goings of busy people. chipped door and rusted door knob shares the story of many welcomes and farewells. 

Wabi Sabi. 
Little by Little
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15 thoughts on the matter:

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

So cool...and I really love that door knob!

Nicki said... {Reply}

Love the shades and patina around the door knob. Well spotted on your finds.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said... {Reply}

WHAT A GREAT POST!!!

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

very cool

Karen S. said... {Reply}

This is very interesting, and so true about how things mature and have an entirely new and beautiful look! Thanks for sharing the FB link too, I think I might check it out and possibly join in too!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Hello Tamar, lovely post and so true. Dare I say, that us humans are also Wabi Sabi as we age.

Pippa Koenig said... {Reply}

I just want to say hallo!
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jandi said... {Reply}

Lovely! Beauty in imperfection!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Boston is such a Wabi Sabi kinda town! I love the thought of the stories the door knob could tell! {just looked up this group - looks like fun!}

Cathy Keller said... {Reply}

Well, I learned something new and found the explanation very clear and well done!! Thank you!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

interesting! love the pics.

Linda said... {Reply}

Nice shots! Thanks for explaining the concepts.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Very cool- in what I do I see a whole lot of making over of old items. While that can be great, there are certain things that hold great value if left as is. I have a very hard time changing things like that & often won't. I sort of like seeing all the experiences one item may have had through its wear. Love this post Tamar!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I've learn to embrace this concept more the older I have grown. Perfection is boring.

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

I learned a term here that I always wanted to know the meaning of...your photos were perfect!