Friday, February 03, 2006

par avion

I came across this paring of stamps last week and an interest in the combination has stuck with me. This is not only because both images represent, in their own way some aspect of the lineage of my current work (Hernan Diaz Alanso's studio), but also because of their internal conversation and mode of representation. Across scale, culture, time and paradigm there is a link here with a common aesthetic conception and perception. It's not productive to "type" or taxonify this quality, even though its greater implications are many, because it wonderfully blurs into so many other esthetics. The relationship implicit is more fecund as an ingredient... there is also something wonderfully "american" (in the sense of this land, not politically), in the juxtaposition of the TWA, Navajo Jewelry and a "par avion" sensibility.


Blogger jean said...

i bought that special set of architecture stamps for my mom!

8:27 PM  
Blogger Demetrius said...

you should read Alexander's The Nature of Order

1:53 PM  

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