May 11, 2013

Deception in art & architecture

My favorite artist growing up was M.C. Escher. I loved how he created images that manipulated conceptions of time and space. This one in particular capture my imagination the most. Seemingly in balance and chaos, Escher deceptively conveys the one my core belfies: "all art is deception." I chose the impossible triangle for a similar reason. Like a mobius strip it is endless but from a different perspective the architecture reveals itself as false and a mere mirage  This journey of deception led me to the past. I came across photographs of Stanford in 1906. Today, it's hard to imagine these powerful structures once existed in the places there shadows now stand. In way it seems as if the earthquake of 1906 stifled our ambition.