22……. TwentyTWO

Hieronymus Bosh worked as a Dutch painter at the beginning of the 16th century.   Religious iconography and biblical symbolism were obsessively represented in his work.  Clearly aligned with the Christian ideology Bosh had an unusual style entangling scholars in heated debate still today.  One triptych has received special attention; being picked over, dissected, andContinue reading “22……. TwentyTWO”

21 …. TWENTYONE

400,000 years ago Homo erectus learned to control fire.  An incredible feat if you are able to consider the place fire held in the lives of these early hominids.  Danger, destruction, decimation of their food and resources.  Somehow our early human ancestors were able to set their fear aside in order to get close enough to examine its behavior, its potential.Continue reading “21 …. TWENTYONE”

19…..NINETEEN

Romance is immortal.  Industry in the machine age can only become a machine without it… Without Romance the essential joy of living as distinguished from pleasure is not alive… – Frank Lloyd Wright’s words in regards to being a romantic architect.  “The Creative Professions” as they are sometimes called (a title I will use onlyContinue reading “19…..NINETEEN”

18…..EIGHTEEN

Seemingly infinite tessellation carved from the walls of the Alhambra inspired much of the artist M.C Escher’s work.  During a journey through Spain in 1922 Escher explored the palace and halls of the 10th century Islamic fortress in Granada.  As is custom, the artists commissioned to adorn the buildings did not depict a single imageContinue reading “18…..EIGHTEEN”

17 ……. SEVENTEEN

There are cities you visit, cities you check off your list – Barcelona tilled my subconscious soil and planted something inside of me.  Its roots started growing and Barcelona claimed me for itself.  Nine years later when people ask me why I moved to Tokyo, as if describing a lover betrayed I explain why Barcelona was left atContinue reading “17 ……. SEVENTEEN”