Wabi Sabi in photography creates fascinating abstracts full of color, texture, and expression.
The imperfect creates a bold artistic statement in your home, office, or restaurant.
“Aging has a wonderful beauty, and we should have respect for that.”
The blue of an introspective journey, hints of the warmth of a pale yellow, and an intense black that you feel hidden away in. Squares and rectangles with four sides that represent structure, balance, logic, and order. Everything seems interrelated and yet distinct. Just like our own viewpoints, and how they change over time.
An ode to an era of manufacturing long since taken over by machine. A shelf in an abandoned auto body factory holds a Jackson Pollock-like action splatter art piece. Rust breakes through the shelf and compliments the metallic navy blue paint. Who was the artist?
A hot romance? In the rust patterns that have broken through the panit, I see a couple in an embrace and a fire ball of passion rising. Turn it on its side, and the scene shifts to an ocean. It's all in what you want to see.
Centipedes are blind so they have no option other than trust what their legs tell them about the world. Make a statement to have have faith in yourself by displaying this abstract expressionistic rust art in a special place in your home.
When an overwhelming emotion surfaces, there's typically a lot more to the feeling. Before we react which can push others away, put the brakes on and reflect on what other emotions are under the surface. A simple stop sign reminds us.
Take a trip at sunset to Monument Valley every day. Bright colors pop and make me smile. Fun and optimistic orange and pinks light up a wall in a doctor's office lobby or your living room..
In a Jackson Pollock style of abstract paint imagery, this pattern of colors, shapes, and textures comes form a close up shot of a warehouse floor.
The practice of quieting the monkey mind is to focus on one thing. Watch non-judgmentally, acknowledge there is a monkey in the room, and let your stress go. The perfect visual affirmation to remind yourself to quiet the chatter in your head.
Angling for red fish in the big blue sea. I see the hull of a boat cutting through turquoise Carribean water, coral reefs on the starboard side, and the subtle hint of a shark trailing the port side. Uh oh, there's a leak. Hang a bit of fun, whimsical art in your living room or office lobby or a fish market.
C'mon baby, light my fire! A passionate piece of wall art that says, let's make a rustic dinner over the grill or something more suggestive. So, it can work in the kitchen, in a restaurant, or a bedroom.
Simple abstract art that'll create a real color pop in your contemporary kitchen. Peeling paint that screams "summer." How far can you spit those seeds?
Bright yellow and orange radiate warmth in this abstract of peeling paint. A bubble floats towards a brilliant sun. Create a nook with this happy abstract wall art as a reminder to see the sunny side of life.
When you look for a reason to be happy, you find it. Throw your hands up and celebrate! A wonderful wall art gift to observe an occasion.
Under the crest of a giant wave, the foam spilling over. How many times I've had a dream like this, and how powerful the message is of overwhelming emotions. I'm glad I deal with this in my sleep.A piece of randomly painted metal with scratches reminded me of Japanese artist Hokusai's "Under the Wave off Kanagawa."
One day a flower fell in love with the sun. When the sun saw the flower following it each day, it also fell in love. May this rust abstract image bestow lasting love and happiness whereever you hang it.
Dog lovers understand: what is better than playing in the sprinklers and catching a stick? Celebrate your dog with this colorful abstract rust art whether its your home or in the veterinarian clinic lobby. A sure fire way to smiles.
A touch of mischevious nature in your soul? Here's some playful fun in a rust pattern from an old railroad car. As an alum from Arizona State University, I know this would be a great piece of art for a Sun Devil fan.
Do you see a bird flying? A yellow beak, a bright pink halo around the wings and tail?Pink abstract art.for a contemporary powder room.
Lifting a heavy load. Straining but maintaining this dead lift overhead. That's some massive personal strength.
A watched pot may not boil, but this fire is hot and the water dances above. A colorful display for a kitchen or restaurant wall.
Two bullet holes pierce a vintage-era windshield. Exposed adhesives weather looking like an elephant's eyes and trunk. What fun to put a literal statement in your home or office and be able to say, "There's an elephant in the room."
There can be harmony in conformity and innovation in individuality. This plaster-covered flag seems symbolic of balancing the two extremes. Tan colors with a pop of blue work great in many living spaces.
A decaying wall surface meets odd swashes of paint and rough wood peaks through. I see ocean, sunshine, and a really bad sunburn in the making.
Is it Poseidon in a vengeful state? He has his trident poised for action as he rises from the sea. Watch out. An intriguing piece of wall art to get the conversations flowing.
Maybe I'm just feeling deprived, but this looks like a chocolate mandala for stress relief. A nudge to the best food on the planet, hang this repeating pattern wall art where you need a sweet treat.
Let this abstract nebula inspire you to ponder on an expanded perspective. Mystery, awe, and wonder await you.
Connected to your past, deeply supported, and reaching out and upward. The tree symbolizes the seasons of life. This abstract rust and peeling paint image will remind you of how your roots give you support.
The light side of the Force attacks the dark side. There has been an awakening, have you felt it? Humor, even the dark kind, brings us together.
Synapses firing off, this is my brain on ideas.Actually, it is a close up of a cracked chalkboard. I promise, I won't scratch it and make that awful noise. A unique conceptual art piece featureing abstract texture. Perfect for an office to encourage brainstorming.
Discover amazing abstract art in the imperfect world of Wabi Sabi photography.
Where peeling paint, cracked glass, and rust are the creators.
The art of urbex (urban exploration) opens the mind to explore everything: the abandoned, the decaying, the scratched, the peeling, and the corroded. The journey leads to old vehicles, antiquated equipment, and vacated buildings.
Shift your thoughts from seeing dirt, grease, cobwebs, and jagged edges. Instead, look at the mesmerizing patterns. My eyes gravitate to these surfaces, and like the famous photographer Aaron Siskind, I want to reveal the emotion of an inanimate object without you having the prejudice of knowing what that object is or was. I use a close-up camera lens to reveal the abstract texture that distress has exposed.
Wabi Sabi photography nudges us to connect introspectively.
Dilapidated forms hold a sense of mystery and the secrets of time. Vintage surfaces speak through their abstract textures in swirls and symbolism. Are they at the end of useful life, or are they a living surface still developing? Can we truly call them imperfect? Who is to judge? Enjoy a parallel experience of seeing an object and perceiving concepts in these intriguing Wabi Sabi photographs.
Take the mission to discover in this collection of texture photography: intimate landscapes, ocean vignettes, wildlife, objects channeling the great artists in history, disguised cultural statements, storms, star systems, and the universe’s sense of humor mocking my doodling style.
Brainstorm for the perfect urban loft wall ideas with a bold emotion from Wabi Sabi abstract art. Beyond the home, colorful abstract art holds possibilities for restaurant wall art sure to set the right mood for guests. Click on any image to view it in greater detail and for purchasing information. For print options, visit the FAQ page.