Radical Wabi Sabi
DON PORTER Radical Wabi Sabi Photograph of temporary sculpture
Odysseus
2017
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size varies to 50"x40"

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“BEST IN SHOW" AWARD Palm Springs Art Museum
Artists Council Exhibition 2018
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Solvō
2018
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Sigourney's Trachea
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
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Argos
2018
photograph of temporary sculpture
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IMG_1466 ©Don Porter
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Hour of the Wolf
2018
photograph of temporary sculpture
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IMG_1627 ©Don Porter
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Day's Ellipse
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
size varies to 40"x50"

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Saturn's Edict
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
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Stone's
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
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Fate
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
size varies to 50"x40"

IMG_5990 ©Don Porter
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Rilke
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
size varies to 40x50"

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Marmamelodium
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
size varies to 50"x40"

IMG_6868 ©Don Porter
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Homage to Hawking
2015
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
size varies to 40"x50"

IMG_9368 ©Don Porter
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Devolution
2016
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
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Ernest
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
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IMG_6001 ©Don Porter
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Ululatus Rutilus
2017
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IMG_5602 ©Don Porter "Red Shriek"
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Blue Got Me
2017
digitized photo of temporary sculpture
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My radical wabi sabi sculptures differ from my standard wabi sabi sculptures. The processes are the same but these sculptures transform more suddenly. Radical wabi-sabi forces the unconventional to achieve momentary transcendence, often in a heartbeat.   Everything is mutable. All is temporary. Nothing exists beyond the the moment of now. 

Some critics would say these are not true to the subtle and sublime aura of wabi sabi. I would agree, but it is the ephemerality in wabi sabi that captivates me. Radical wabi sabi takes the impermanence of the moment to the extreme, increasing the tension between viewer and reality.


 
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