An exploration of numbers as perceived subjectively in architectural spaces
— if philosophy is the fundamental nature of knowledge, then architecture must be
the physical manifestation of the human mind, with mathematics its root and guiding principle.
there is no velocity 
smaller than zero
— all motion comes to a standstill
at absolute zero

Wolfgang Ketterle
photo taken at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, March 2017
the one 
is at once
thinker & object --
and yet the one
cannot be
any existing thing

Plotinus
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
what if in fact
there were ever only
two really distinct
individual people
walking around back there
in history's mist?

David Foster Wallace
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
threefold
the stride of time:
loitering slow,
the future creepeth
arrow-swift; the present
sweepeth and,
motionless forever,
stands the past 

Friedrich Schiller
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
move swift as the Wind
and closely-formed
as the Wood --
attack like the Fire
and be still
as the Mountain

Sun Tzu
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
oh the fury 
of the Frontal
quitumpling
the Parietal
trespassing
the Occipital
to finally rest
the Temporal upon
the ever resilient
Cerebellum

zsvm
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
this interconnection
of all created things to each other
brings it about 
that each simple substance
is a perpetual living mirror
of the universe

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
seven 
days, sins,
samouraïs, mercenaries --
seven dwarves fighting
in a seven nation army
in sempiternel syncope

zsvm
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
all I perceived
was perception itself
--
& since the appearance of things
was no longer definitive
but limitless
--
this paradisiacal awareness 
freed me from the reality 
external to myself

Federico Fellini
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
the planets conjure conclusion
and continuity in simultaneous
symphonies
-- to enjoy this life
as if you had eight more to give
-- "as you count and reach nine,
you know you are about to make
a new start"

zsvm
photo taken at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, March 2017
the finish line
tremulous, reverberated 
in the recesses of your mind

zsvm
photo taken at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, March 2017


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