An Aesthetic approach to Industrial Heritage

Bethlehem Steel ( © Kevin Shau Photography 2018)

Finding beauty in the transient, the well-worn, and that which is evocative of something transcendent is the highest form of artistic appreciation. The Japanese have an aesthetic concept called ‘wabi-sabi’ (rather, two concepts welded together over the course of many centuries. Wabi refers to rustic simplicity and sabi to the patina of aging.[1] The concept of wabi-sabi is grounded in Buddhism, culturally…