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Tilting fluted column ancient architecture, rosy beige and pink.
Three Fluted Columns
oil on canvas

Imagine -- an architecture of grand scale whose every inch of surface was slowly shaped by human hands; an architecture designed to share the space with natural light and fresh air to such a degree that the elements dwarf it, rather than being excluded by it.

The lifespan of stone, so much greater than that of wood, metal, plastic or human, allows a far more tangible experience of the passage of centuries and millennia: how the elements and human activity have eroded and dismantled the structures in imperceptible increments; how they no longer project an attitude of dominance, but rise carefully out of the landscape, offering delightful places for light to play and plants to lodge.