Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Living City

Lance Kinseth, Living City, ink/bristol, 1984

APPEARING TO BE the antithesis of nature, the contemporary city is perhaps at the vanguard of nature.  Appearing so civil and domestic, the city is so very young in the history of the Earth.  It exists because of the yields of the grasses, and it has the energy of a wild, young river.  Wearing the mask of a citadel, the city is fragile.  Its foundations are the grasses and soil and waters and weathers.  Residents of culture, yes, and yet like fish in a river, only vaguely living their residency in Earth and cosmos.

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