Sunday, August 25, 2013

Wabi Sabi Flood Sketch

An friend and old teacher of mine sent out a calling for art that was centered on imperfection.

"Wabi Sabi is an ancient Japanese art form which celebrates transience and imperfection. Wabi Sabi embraces the aged, the incomplete, the “mistake.”

Sketch Wabi Sabi is a group devoted to these concepts. The drawings found here represent artists who make “ugly” things beautiful. Our subject matter is the ghetto, the hospital, the garbage can. If you find flowers on this page, they will most likely be wilting. And the sketches themselves need not be archival. We welcome coffee stains and yellowing newsprint."

When I was in Liberia there was a flood we were unable to get back to where we needed to go.  After trying different routes, we decided to ford a river and have taxi's pick us up on the other side.  My teammates and I enjoyed the experience, but our friends who were from the area were not so thrilled.

 Poor Martha was holding on for dear life, terrified.

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