Formal Decay

Formal Decay


Wood, plastic, metal, laminates


“For it is dislocation and detachment from the life of God that makes things ugly, the poet (or painter) who re-attaches things to nature and the Whole -re-attaching even artificial things and violation of nature to nature, by a deeper insight - disposes very easily of the most disagreeable facts. Readers of poetry see the factory village and the railway, and fancy that the poetry of the landscape is broken up by these;  for these works of art are not yet consecrated in their reading; but the poet sees them fall within the great order not less than the beehive or the spiders geometric web. Nature adopts them very fast into  her vital circles and the gliding train of cars she loves like her own.”

from “The Poet”, Ralph Waldo Emerson.