"Artist-illustrator Frank Carson, who produced over 3000 constructions in a four year period, proposed that we reinvestigate the whole concept of intuitive, non-linear thinking, what he called, 'nature's own path, the path of least resistance'. Carson opened a window into a math of circles and curves, fundamentally different from traditional mathematics. He developed a new geometry which he declared is a 'new mandala or great key to awakening of these unconscious powers of the psyche.' "
—Architecture / May 1990
Whatever a person's understanding of these concepts, clearly art and science can come together beautifully.
This is one of the portraits I've taken of one of my favorite hangouts, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The weather changes quickly there from fog to crystal clarity. It is not the original structure from the 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo, but it feels like it and is a marvel for inspiring lofty thoughts. Sometime I will post more photos, but of course you all probably have your own great photos of this place.
And these are people having a cool portrait taken as a wonderful memory.
And these are from a wonderful little book showing the authentic structures and all the fabulous sculptures and murals and colonnades and courts from the exposition. Expositions are magnificent gestures of dignity and hope and inspiration. The loftiest ideals seem possible and the spirit of creativity and *hard work* comes alive and soars.
Come on people, let's do an expo for the 21st century that will revive our hearts, minds and souls!
There are a bunch of cool images from the book I would love to share on this blog if anyone shows any interest.
I am posting these images with a non-profit and educational 'fair use' motive, regarding respective copyrights. Anyone downloading and using these images for any commercial use would be in violation of respective copyrights, and does not have my approval for such use.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.