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The Philosophy Behind Ephemeral Art
Why bother creating a masterpiece if it’s going to disappear down someone’s throat? According to design philosopher Leonard Koren, ephemeral art has its roots in traditional Japanese aesthetics.
Two Japanese concepts — Wabi-Sabi centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection and mono-no-aware literally “the pathos of things”, and also translated as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”, is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life — hold that “many things are beautiful precisely because they are short lived.”
Kazuki creations incorporate those elements to perfection.
Speaking of Impermanence…
You could read this as a sad statement about the plight of the polar bear or you could gape in awe at Yamamoto’s magnificent attention to detail.
Links to the Kaziki Yamamoto Story: