WABI-SABI PASSAGE OF TIME AT TORRE BELLESGUARD
No matter what we create it is temporary.
can be repaired.
But eventually they return
to fine-ground earth,
no longer resembling our original intention.
Yet, unseen, unnoticed by our human eye,
still they exist,
remaining in the subconscious of our knowing,
of our being.
Breaking Patterns, Repaired and Returning are paintography images created from photographs I took at the Torre Bellesguard designed by Antoni Gaudi between 1900 and 1909 in Barcelona, Spain. The beautiful medieval-inspired castle is still owned and inhabited by The Guilera family. The grounds and home at Torre Bellesguard are exquisitely cared for and in excellent repair. However, mosaic work is an ongoing maintenance project of love and it is often necessary to complete it in stages, leaving areas where history and the wabi-sabi passage of time are evident.
These image designs are currently only available as a Tote bag and Throw Pillow.
I am not completely sure what I am want to do with them yet. Therefore, they remain here on the works-in-progress Creative Potager blog rather than being posted as final works on the Terrill Welch Artist website. In many ways, these throw pillows and totes are quick sketches and impressions that gathered light and shadows in my creative process. I like the unfinished element, the notes that signify a kind of graffiti-ownership on the surface of the images and provide hints towards the various aspects of my internal dialogue.
These works are likely more temporary than most ;). But for now, you can click on the large or small images in this post and it will take you to my Redbubble storefront where Throw pillows and Totes can be purchased in various sizes for each image. So if you choose, feel free to click away. If not that is okay too. Enjoy your day and…
How do you most profoundly experience the wabi-sabi passage of time?
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8 thoughts on “Wabi-sabi Passage of Time inspired by Antoni Gaudi and Torre Bellesguard mosaic”
Nicely done! Creating art of art. I went to look up Wabi-sabi again, I know it is something the your prescipe to in your art practice and life. It is the ebb and flow of things. I suppose my “trash project” maybe consider Wabi-sabi, finding the art or creating art/beauty out of found trash and or litter. I have been “forced” to use my iPhone to use as my camera so this little project offers a creative tool.
Yes Jeff your “trash project” does have a wabi-sabi kind of feel to it. As we learn to again repair, reuse and maintain articles past their newness we leave evidence of the passage of time and I like that.
I wasn’t to sure of the “project” when I started even though I was called to create it. I see now it does have some “value”. Thank you Terrill!
Oh I just created and posted my first two pillow/totes!
Yippee Jeff! Both are striking! (Of course I had to zip right over and have a look! 😉 Let’s make it easy for others to do the same. Here is the link for – Simple Season http://www.redbubble.com/people/jeffstroud/works/12081352-simple-season?p=throw-pillow
And the second is Rainbow Window http://www.redbubble.com/people/jeffstroud/works/2213433-rainbow-window which I just love!
Brava! Brava! I love your creative expression 🙂
You asked, “How do you most profoundly experience the wabi-sabi passage of time?”
Daily I embrace the imperfections that make life…simply perfect!
They sure do Laurie, I am sure this is what fuels our imagination – we just keep disappearing down the cracks and popping up someplace new.
I have been contemplating impermanence a lot lately, so this post is timely. Lovely creations here, both visually and with words.
Thank you Kathy. I am still deciding if I will order these for me yet. I have some idea about what I want to do but they are going to have to take second position to my painting at the moment. You may like today’s post about Avignon as you contemplate impermanence – the content spans 171 years.