Poetry in Space

When art, architecture and design are intertwined poetry is sparked, igniting pure experience. This is inspiration at its highest form. Angelical exaltation. There is no comparison other than poetic verse or choir music. The emotional tug of language that delves deep into the psyche, excavating memory and uplifting the mind and body. This is the influence of the visual languages when layered. What these arenas can do.

 Pierre Yovanovitch ~photo by Jean-François Jaussaud

Pierre Yovanovitch ~photo by Jean-François Jaussaud

The interiors of Pierre Yovanovitch and Amy Lau are poetry in space, sentence structures with precisely placed commas. Rhythm and rhyme. Their built environments exude emotion, satiating our need for visual splendor. Yovanovitch and Lau are well in-tuned within the visual and written languages. They are poets and writers in the physical realm of space and object. Every room a page, every structure a book. Both write physical experience, compose emotional rapture. They Inscribe beauty within four walls. Poets without words they each create sonnets to inhabit. Free verse that envelope and entice, nurture and uplift.

The written language is a deep form of inspiration and what better way to live than within a poem. Take a verse and place it within a space and you have a Yovanotich or Lau. Objects replace words, and spaces exchange for commas. This is physical poetry. Creative self expression. Divinity.

 Amy Lau ~photo by Bjorn Wallander

Amy Lau ~photo by Bjorn Wallander

 Pierre Yovanovitch ~photo by Jośe Manuel Alorda

Pierre Yovanovitch ~photo by Jośe Manuel Alorda

To compare words with a space designed by Yovanotich or Lau is a difficult task as they are their own language. To interpret with a single word does not do them justice. They are best felt and digested. Saved within the folds of our inner landscape and savored as emotional nourishment. These spaces are best read as novels, strings of words, passion poetry. Innate language of the fully expressed. They are not merely constructed spaces but best seen as love letters to those who seek. To those who yearn, an alchemy of the romantic. Incantations. Magic.

 Amy Lau ~Sargent Architectural Photography

Amy Lau ~Sargent Architectural Photography

It is with these spaces that we are uplifted. Raised to a higher order as collective by the inspiration of language. Aspirational speech. The built environment as motivational doctrine. They give us hope in a challenged world. Open books of floral language. To inspire and to be inspired.

It is no far stretch to say that Yovanovitch and Lau are authors of aspiration, self help and gospel. To compare them to this high order may seem over reaching but dwell on these spaces and soon words flow as sonnets. Heart beat raised and spirt risen. These layered spaces speak volumes to those willing to listen. Those attuned to the languages of the heart, body and space.

 Pierre Yovanovitch ~photo by Jean-Françios Jaussaud

Pierre Yovanovitch ~photo by Jean-Françios Jaussaud