Wabi Sabi is a traditional Japanese aesthetic that revers the imperfect, incomplete, and impermanent.
Although often associated with Zen Buddhism, the Western eye can readily appreciate the beauty of deeply weathered and worn surfaces.
Most of my Wabi Sabi dreams happen in Maine where the endless cycles of seasons wear down the outside world but often burnish the interior creative life of an artist.
Bob Barancik is an award-winning artist and video producer. His work has been exhibited at major American museums and screened at international film festivals. He and his wife, Amy Blake, are graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design. They maintain studios in Portland (Maine), St. Petersburg (Florida), and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). For additional information, images, and video clips, please visit CreativeLedge.com
Painted Boxes Published July 08, 2014
Lamentations and Beyond Published March 02, 2014
An Abstract Eye Published December 20, 2013
Sun Spots & Solar Flares Published October 16, 2013
Island Ferry Haiku Published March 21, 2013
Meditations by a Koi Pond Published April 11, 2012
American Zen Published April 22, 2009
Art Not Hate | 4th Edition Published April 20, 2009