Artwork of Robert Barthelmes
A View from the MarshEdge of the WoodsMeeting of the CrowsWild RaspberriesMetamorphosisGarden at the BogSpring BlossomsMourning DoveGoldenrod GloryFading SummerMan/NatureApproaching
Wabi Sabi
The concept of these paintings was inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. The essence of wabi sabi is things transitory, incomplete and unpretentious. It is the diametric opposite of slick commercial style that surrounds us in our daily lives. Wabi sabi is anappreciation of the tenuous subtlety of nature in its endless pattern of living and passing.