Shadows feel like poetic dances. There is something about the simplicity and play of light that creates these visual treasures. I keep taking photos of shadows but the reality is that a big part of their charm is the movement so recently I started taking mini videos of shadows. They are also starting to creep into my recent works.
Yesterday was the opening of Wabi Sabi at the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley. I was one of the artists in the exhibit. Below are a few of my favorite pieces from other artists. I wanted to be a part of this exhibit because I connect with the Wabi part of Wabi Sabi. Wabi comes from the root wa, which refers to harmony, peace, tranquillity, and balance. It has come to mean simple, in tune with nature. Wabi (subdued, austere beauty). I strive for simplicity and beauty in my work and I’m inspired by nature.
Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered - pared down to its barest essence.
I started a series call Street Art which is literally taking photos of unintentional beautiful moments on the pavement. Art is everywhere. I’m amazed at how many beautiful visual moments there are in a 10 block radius from my house. I never used to look down but now that I have found all these street treasures, I’ve become obsessed with looking carefully while walking slowly. I love my neighborhood and all of it's visual gifts.