Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.
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I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It's more evident now.
The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical.
My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground.
Sometimes you have to stop thinking. Sometimes you shut down completely. I think that's true in any creative field.
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