Mar 31, 2009
Insane In The Gaudi Membrane
I draw a lot of architecture. It's what I do. Great amounts of detail. It requires that I really study what I'm drawing. Buildings always have symmetry of some sort. Sometimes I can do parts of buildings and if I'm in a hurry I can fill in the rest later because I just have to duplicate lots more of what I've already drawn. When I came upon Gaudi, everything went out the window. Each line got me more confusing than the one before. I had to look so hard to see where I was each time. A very draining experience and the rain didn't help. I told Yun this Gaudi dude was insane. Totally insane. Who let this guy do all this stuff? Of course Yun had all the answers for me. It's quite impressive when someone allows a totally insane person to run amuck like this in a city. There is so much architectural mediocrity in America. How come we never had our own insane little freak like this guy? All we have is an occasional codger who builds a home out of glass bottles or hubcaps. Spain gets Gaudi we get Sam Rodia. He's the genius who built the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. I'm about to go insane.