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New Wabi-Sabi Sculpture with Industrial Materials and Found Objects

  I completed a new sculpture this week.  This is another sculpture in my body of work that embodies the ancient Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi.   Characteristics of Wabi-Sabi aesthetics and principles include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and the appreciation of both natural objects and the forces of nature. Wabi-Sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.  The title for this work is, 'Bullish'.  The piece measures 38 inches wide, 15 inches high and 4.5 inches deep. Here are a few closer looks. The components for this sculpture are industrial materials and driftwood from the shores of Tampa Bay.

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