Similar syntax does not an artwork make

Fay Jones on his Thorncrown Chapel in Northwest Arkansas:

“I saw opportunity here to create architecture. The distinction I am making is that all building isn’t architecture, just as all writing isn’t literature or poetry, even though the spelling, grammar, and syntax might be correct. There is something in architecture that touches people in a special way, and I hoped to do that with this chapel.”

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

One Response to Similar syntax does not an artwork make

  1. Julie says:

    I recognise the value of the differentiation but question the choice of words and the idea of trying to make a strict definition…
    All making may not be art, but I wonder if the difference is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve been reading Robert Irwin lately, though…

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