An hour in Central station. It’s scent looks like this:
better picture to follow…lost my USB
A tranquil moment, a place frozen in time where nature has been left alone for some time. Dry pebbles surround my feet and slowly crumble disturbing the sleeping pond as I step back. A deer has taken himself from his friends as he stands guarding his Ishidoro that remains unlit. As if protecting the stone feature, he is also protected by the enchanted land that surrounds him.
Looking up, a red temple hides behind the layers of deciduous forest that spreads into the far distance. Up close it changed. Wooden blocks and beams signify the structures strong presence and present the hard craftsmanship from the past. An elegance had been created as the temple stood in contrast with its grand forest all around.
Upon reaching the street, crowds walked upward towards me and the sacred land. Following the grey cobbled path flat white walls appeared on either side of me, reconstructed wood. black beams and small windows and cables that were left in sight as I peeked down one narrow street I passed.
A town had been built here. I was in it. And the aesthetic of a small Japanese village stood out stronger than ever. A reserved respected land.
A clean mind, steady and simple thoughts
Less of a worry putting things into perspective
Stop thinking, stopped worrying and over thinking
Knowing what you want from what you have is important
I have recently realised that doing things I questionably hate
to get where I want to be
being the only reason that I do them.
I can’t wait to move to Glasgow.
This afternoon I watched Jinsop Lee’s Ted talk on ‘Design for all 5 senses’. He took memorable experiences from his life where different senses fluctuated depending on the experience itself. It may be impossible to design a 10/10 for each sense when designing but I feel it is important as designers to get as close as possible in touch,hear,smell,see and taste to create a great product or experience. I really like his thinking…
Now I know why I love snowboarding so much: you see the mountain around you, hear the wind blow, feel the cold, smell the fresh mountain air, and taste the French baguette for lunch!
I created a Facebook page so I can upload the art and design work that I am working on at the moment and over the next year. Come and have a look, I’d love to share what I do with you!
I thought I would throw in this update to my blog so the people that the other bloggers following my fourth year journey can understand a bit more about my project: https://lookallaroundtown.wordpress.com/about/
I think this work is beautiful, how someone can use light to enhance the beauty of the world we live in…to see something out of the ordinary now and again is inspiring just like Bruce Munro’s work. I think having the ability to see the world in a different way through pure art takes real passion and creativity…
more of this type of work @ http://www.wired.com/design/2012/06/simple-materials-make-bold-lighting-installations/