Photographer's Note

A Day in London - Page 20

The abstract qualities of the city should never be ignored, for therein lies an expression of the emotional intensity of the experience of being a human being, squashed into the deep canyons that exist between buildings which overpower our spirits by their presence. Cities are expressions of industry and power, the architecture dominates the individual and suppresses the rebellious - we who would rebel occupy the city's darker corners and open spaces to plot our revolutions. The faceless facade of a modern mirrored building is what many an artist would rebel against - as Hundertwasser rebelled against the straight line, my revolution would be to put a curved smile on the faces of city dwellers. Something to wipe away those 'inner' inner city blues.

The beauty of so called'masculine' architecture is so often in its abstraction - a reduction to some elelmental relationship - here the air/sky invades the structure and re-humanises it, creates a beauty beyond functionality (just as the artist (the rebel) in the architect intended). The straight line becomes a curve as one building speaks to another. It is this quality of buildings that our good friend Jerzy (Bantonbuju) so often brings to buildings and the cityscape - allowing buildings to breath and talk to us in new ways. So my reference to the art of an artist in this one goes to him.

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