As Frank Chimero did before me, when he launched his old website, I’m taking the opportunity at hand to write about mine.
I’m not sure when I first encountered wabi-sabi but it resonated with the truth in me. The need to create, or as Kandinsky calls it: inner necessity, or even the intrinsic motivation to create, is something I’ve always felt as well.
This somehow was always intertwined with the idea, of which I now think is quite narcissistic: to create things that outlive us; like houses, furniture, books, or anything other tangible. Only after reading about wabi-sabi, it came to my mind that this is actually a Western ideal, as are symmetry and perfection.
That automatically lead to ideas of endless repetition, decay, and tasks which yield results slowly. I start more websites than I finish, but I embrace the idea of a transient website, as we are transient beings. Bear with me while I try to maintain a steady stream of output on this website.23 January 2017