The creative mind brings to life possibility, inspiring better living, better selves and the hope of a promising future.
We are each of us creative beings, it depends on which path we choose to hone that becomes our strongest purpose: our central axis that feeds life forward, guided by intuition and intellect.
It is through creative possibility that life expands, influencing politics, architecture, art and language: life as we know it, the future as we need it.
It is not through political law alone that the future will be guided, but the circumvention of government by those who create: building the bridges and shinning the light.
This is what the future relies upon, the invention of the new and the proliferation of hope. With the new comes change and challenge, new opportunities and new ways of seeing.
The work of ODA Architects are an exemplification of what’s possible. Often their structures have green roofs and court yards within, bringing nature back to our cities.
Their buildings go beyond the utility of defined space and housing people. They are metaphors, indexical signifiers, structural form to the word possible and the emotion of hope. They speak to community, of neighbor and hood, giving rise to what is to come.
In the arena of creativity each faculty has its own offering, but all are tied together by the thread of inspiration, meaning and purpose.
It is the why before the what that I reference most, as it has the longevity. Why we create has different reasons, but mostly falls into the circle of inspiration and change.
In reference to the future, why has its own particular resonance and tone: a fire in the belly, a sounding bell.