A new work inspired by continuing investigations into Russian Constructivism, Garden Vessels, Kineticism, and now --- an inquiry into The Memphis School of Design ~
And this time of year, in The Great Pacific Northwest, boy - oh - boy do we need color!
It has been 16 years since that fateful event which altered the course of American History. - - -
Which plunged us into over a decade of fractiousness, crisis management, poverty thinking-motivation.
We are witnessing the decay, and decline of a once mighty empire.
The Great American Experiment has Failed.
The cruelest fate a human being can experience is to live in an empire as it rots and decays -
It is a martyr's life for every Citizen.
Is it a waste of energy to try to prevent utter ruin? Akin to a frenzied codependent housewife trying to force her alcoholic husband to sober up by shielding him from the consequences of his own behavior?
Can one be reflective, objective, pensive - philosophical within a civilization that is heading towards total collapse?
I think so.
Wasn't that the protest that Archimedes made when he refused to leave the geometric figures that he was scratching into the dirt?
Works, deeds, Great Thoughts, and actions live on. And become materials in the compost heap which becomes the fertilizer for the next big thing -
Empires rise and fall - in the course and tide of history - but it is the words, thoughts, and actions of great minds that are immortal -
No mortar fire, no cruise missile, no atom bomb can destroy an idea.
Once an idea is formed, -an original thought - it is indestructible.
The collapse of an empire is perhaps an extension of Mother Nature's function to decrease population size and resource pressures - when human beings seem unwilling , or otherwise incapable of doing so -
Dedicated to The Late Goddess of Architecture Zaha Hadid and her Teacher Kasimir Malevich <3 ! ~ ~~
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