The weather people have been promising sun for the last few days but I haven't seen it. I don't mind a little grey now and then but sometimes you just need some colour! Luckily my friend Lisa from Belise on Paper lent me a most amazing book by Harry Rand on the painter and architect Hundertwasser. Not only is he an amazing painter and a truly original architect, but he also says the most incredible things. I may not always agree with him, but I always love reading what he said. Here is my Hundertwasser quote for today:
A colourful world is always a synonym for paradise. A grey or monocoloured world is always a synonym for purgatory or hell. Hell is only red: everything is red, fire, faces, blood - it is horrible. Just as horrible is a world which is only blue. If you live in a hell of vegetation, in the middle of the jungle where everything is green all the time, you go mad, the red hell, the black hell, the grey hell. In cities you have it grey. It is strange that architects continue to build more grey. The diversity of colour brings betterment, brings paradise. - Friedensreich Hundertwasser
I Love this Guy!! Too bad he died in 2000! If you were like me and have never heard of Hundertwasser, you should look him up. I am going to banish my "grey hell". I will Hundertwasserify it!
Below are some marvelous Hundertwasser paintings to brighten your day.
© Laurel Martin 2010