PRINT March 1988


Status quo

THE SPIRITUAL AND INTUITIVE force which drives me is rooted in dissatisfaction. I need a landscape to sustain me, an architecture that shapes habitable towns, and the toleration afforded by an open society. Such are the prerequisites that allow the soul to achieve the nonutilitarian, disinterested state necessary for artistic creation. Such are the conditions for spirituality in thinking and creative self-criticism.

I am interested in the metaphysical force that things are imbued with. The intenseness of their presence, the “being” of material and color, the flavor of a thing, the relation of proportion to form, and then again mass and weight, space and time. My involvement is with the dynamic energies of this rhythm. It is a continuous attempt to resolve the contradiction of spirit and matter through the imagination. It is the self-same journey to the origins, back to the truth:

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