Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Refugio Espiritual

What I love most about this photo is the way this Hispanic pentacostal church awkwardly yet comfortably occupies the New-England-Protestant architectural trappings of the building—albeit in the form of aluminum siding, pre-fab windows and department-store lamp. It reminds me again that nothing arises out of thin air, sui generis—that everything is, to one degree or another, a mash-up of things that came before, often with an added, original twist that makes it appear brand new. 

© Joseph Gerhard. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. "And one thing change'll bring is somethin' new" (Steve Earle)

    A brilliant post & you're right. It's the mixing & adoption that is so fascinating. A long time ago I was told that real artistry consist of the best possible citation.

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    P.S. Just wanted to say thank you for continuing motelrodeo. It's one of my oases. Thanks!