I was walking in New York today with my head in the clouds, I was in awe, the architecture in New York is Amazing. All the alchemical symbolism on the concrete borders of the buildings in the business district near wall street. I’ve always been a lover of the organic, I was mostly impressed by trees, stars, and Animals, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve started to almost force myself to find the beauty in man made things, not just for what they can do for me like a car drives fast, or a plane gets me from point A to Point B, but I’ve begun to notice the esthetic beauty in the design of things. I’ve come to a realization that this art form is in grave danger due to the idea built by capitalist big business that ‘Quantity is better for business than Quality’. It’s the Ideal behind most of the petroleum/gas companies, fast food chains, & strip mall phenomena.
When I walk in New York and I look at the buildings and Parks, Im in Owe because design is modernism & alchemy speaking to you with its symbolism. The bundles of hey stacked neatly with a ribbon, a symbol thats very familiar in all the court houses and capitol hill government buildings. The gargoyles protecting the churches, the female and male torsos hard at work on some of the window boarders of various buildings. That 1950s metallic lining, the marble entrances, the brass railings, the amazing statues & obelisk in the central park area, thats all rooted in Mythology, religion, & sometimes just artistic appreciation for the fact that the artist’s architectural creation was surrounded at the time by Nature the ultimate creator, inspiring the architects, designers, masons & artist to be Grand.
I guess what I think I’m saying is I hope that an Anarchical capitalistic revolution happens soon, because every time I leave an amazing city like new York and take a long drive somewhere like from Los Angeles to Vegas, Louisiana to Austin my view of Nature’s beauty and inspiration is obstructed by what I consider to be ugly square fast food logos and gas station Logos and strip mall Icons and concrete buildings with no innovation or attempt at esthetic beauty. I hope that these corporations consider their artistic responsibility to inspire with beautiful architecture when they take up space, because I think it will help heal societies humor and sense of worth to know that people put thought care and love into their work even if it’s a MC Donald’s or Shell Gas Station. I believe the lack of beauty in the environment can create depression god knows America has enough of that energy to deal with. I believe it would help America Smile more if the corporations that buy up millions of acres of land provide america’s citizens with product should consider revamping their appearance. Hire local artists to individualize and give the corporation buildings an attractive inviting beauty, wether it’s making the building green friendly, or adding a beautiful fountain to the front, whatever the case I do hope it happens.
It’s interesting cause when I drive in Europe its easy for me to see that Im in France or Italy, It’s mostly due to the long indivual civilized history each country in the EU but I feel that it all comes down to attention to detail. When I’m home and I take long drives I have a hard time telling Northern Luisiana apart from Georgia, Arizona from parts of Nevada, all I see is Mc Donald’s Signs, walmart signs, shell Gas station exxon signs and every now and then off the High way after thirty Strip malls I see a mom & pop liquor store….
I KNOW THERE WILL BE AN ARTISTIC CORPORATE REVOLUTION I JUST HOPE I LIVE TO SEE IT. I LOVE TO BE INSPIRED BY COLORS, DESIGNS, SYMBOLISM…. I HAVE HOPE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE