Thursday, April 12, 2007

Food for Thought

While waiting for the art delivery truck to show up (now 1 1/2 hours late), I am reading my new book by Travis Price, The Arhaeology of Tomorrow. Travis Price looks at Architecture through three lenses of Design; Stillness, Movement & Nature. This particular quote struck me as what visual artists experience as well...."The world of metaphor and the sacred in the soul is robust. It is what Carl Jung calls tertium non datur, the transcendent "third characteristic," in which the most difficult contradictions find paradox and poetry. This is where design shines, the realm of sublime clarity where irrational, magical solutions transcend the opposites." Travis Price's quote reminds me of the world of Federico Garcia Lorca's "Duende". Black sounds, "A mysterious power that all may feel and no philosophy can explain." Metaphors like these, give shape and meaning to all the arts. I love this stuff. Travis Price's book is relevant to modern architecture and the arts and how our sense of place and sacred space needs reshaping.

The delivery guys have finally arrived.

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