The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul.
The kind of painting which I find exciting is not necessarily representational or non-representational, but it is musical and architectural... Whether this visual relationship is slightly more or slightly less abstract is, for me, beside the point.
Painting' and 'religious experience' are the same thing. It is a question of the perpetual motion of a right idea.
Realism' has been abandoned in the search for reality: the 'principal objective' of abstract art is precisely this reality.
When I left school I went on trip around the world - I only got as far as Australia, but like a bloody fool I cut it short because of a girl. It's probably one of my big regrets in life.
I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC. These are huts built out of mammoth bones. These buildings were beautifully made, from the bones of the body into shelter.
I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking.
Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense.
The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.
Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness.
I deeply believe in pluralism. I believe in the close proximity of multiple systems or agnostic systems.
I started producing work with an ecstatic addiction.
You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best.
Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
What I feel bad about is not having published very much in the last few years.
I'm not an expert, but I want to be.
I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House.
I see man more as an instrument or an agent more than anything else.
I feel most strongly about Jerusalem, because architects ultimately have to address that city.
I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum means to express the most complex ideas.
The latest page I've been working is about the organization of the pantheon of the gods. Who's indebted to whom, how they are related, who screwed whose uncle or grandmother, all of that.
The Irish and British, they love satire, its a large part of the culture.
Very rarely are we directing or cutting someone elses boards. We concept, direct, shoot, animate and edit almost everything that comes through here.
We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients.
At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.
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