I am in constant pursuit of the meaningful minimal. A sifting for the calm within this era of chaos. It is this search that I hope to find a truer and essential way of life that captures and facilitates a better way of living or perhaps a clearer way of living. A space that allows us to counter our everyday, to reflect, think and enjoy rather than distract and purely entertain.
“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” ~Rumi
This approach is a culmination of space, art, time and emotion. A layering. It is also the addition of politics and nature as these too are a part of who we are. Not separate from but encircled within. To dwell within the meaningful minimal is not to run from our struggles in life but to see them more clearly and hopefully break them down into smaller parts.
“If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.” ~Tadao Ando
It is through the built environment and personal drive that we can achieve, regardless of what achieve personally means. It is my strong belief that we can overcome our current struggles as many of them we have created. Through desire, will, the creative mind and the clarity of personal space can we move through our current challenges.
To stop and see what is around us in a clearer way can we see the way. Not as spiritual enlightenment but as matter of fact, a matter of seeking and doing. We are surrounded by a world of beauty, wonder and great achievement and simplification can be a way to better see the world. Life is difficult enough, why add more.