beautiful chaos

You look at the charioteer, that sculpture in Delphi. It’s a Roman sculpture. And it says artist unknown. And it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of sculpture.

Think about that.

When I saw it I started crying. Because of how powerful it is that the guy doesn’t have his name, you know, that it grew out of a moment in time when there was a consensus… and that happened. That’s antithetical to democracy, I think.

And I’m hoping that, out of democracy, comes an expression that is… the consensus is democracy. How does that express itself? It expresses itself chaotically. And that chaos – we’re starting to feel – is beautiful.

– Frank Gehry, from Sketches of Frank Gehry



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