Structure

It is the connection between emotion and object that we make sense of our world. Life and our participation within. Our homes and how we surround ourselves in these spaces helps to inform and transform our belief systems. It is an intimacy of inner and outer self. Nature and nurture. The relationship between the romantic wonderer and pragmatic gatherer. A fluid imbalance of who we are and desire.

 Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

It is often said that who we are in reality is how we think. Our routines, what we collect and our connections between others and nature speaks volumes as to how we see ourselves. Our lives are cabinets of curiosities, maps in chalk and story books. We add and subtract as necessary both in doctrine and action in search of meaning, compartmentalizing and shifting in our hierarchy of needs and wants. It is this movement, our building of our external world that we create our futures, that we create change. An interplay of choices and action.

 Joseph Cornell “Unititled“ (Aviary With Yellow Birds)

Joseph Cornell “Unititled“ (Aviary With Yellow Birds)

The boxes we live within are the grids we expand upon. An ever changing structure of implied and actual walls. An interaction of nature, politics and the self in all its wonder and complexities. The flux of nature and the natural self. Life within our living, beauty and the disorientation reality sometimes brings.

 Frank Lloyd Wright Falling Water

Frank Lloyd Wright Falling Water

Life is not a fixed structure, though it may seem as though especially within our cities, our gridded and stacked patterns, separating nature from the natural self. A counter intuitive built environment. It is our creative mind that can unfix the seemingly fixed, stretching and morphing our ways of life. How we live today can be the testament of our tomorrows, this is in how we see beauty and its opposite. How we teardown and rebuild, unfurling the future of possibility.

 Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

CB 09/23/18