one could not even begin to attempt to explain adequately the concept behind wabi sabi. that is my disclaimer here even though i am about to offer a bit of explanation (my apologies).
wabi sabi is somewhat of a spiritual perspective or a way of looking at life that the japanese practice.
it is about impermanence. this could offer explanation to those of us who get excited about rusty things and aged metal full of deterioration and patinas all at one time.
it about imperfection. life is imperfect. we are imperfect.
the ability to embrace this imperfection is an art form unto itself.
i know that i have been an apprentice (don't think i can say i'm a disciple yet) of this perspective for quite some time.
i took these images in a house that we were staying at up at angel fire a few weeks ago. i love the aged look of the wood on the sideboard; this commercial attempt at impermanence. very convincing.
the snow up against the window full of debris. the color is off due to how i had the light setting in my camera. makes it feel cold. the mardi gras beads.
all were captivating vignettes for me; they had to be recorded.
there is a really good book written by an englishman, andrew juniper. it's called: wabi sabi the japanese art of impernanence. he did a fantastic job at trying to convey just exactly what wabi sabi is.