Former Portlander and overall excellent person, Mickalene Thomas is having a great run in New York this Fall with articles in the NYT's here
and a review here
. I interviewed Thomas
a few years ago at her studio. Congrats!
The decay of architecture has held human interest since recorded history and Arch Daily looks at its entropic appeal
. The Romans were in love with Greek ruins rather than the original condition of their structures. Frank Lloyd Wright would often build his structures in purposefully dangerous proximity to trees and massive grape vines for the same romantic allure.
The duality of entropy and vegetative growth has been big for a while but it seem like it is THE topic right now.
Portland is getting its own already world famous veg-facade with the Edith Green Federal Building renovation
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