“The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”—Homer, from The Iliad, trans. Robert Fagles (Viking, 1990)
Everything eventually decays. Sometimes even whole cities…This is inspiring actually. It’s an image from reality of the themes I consider in my work, especially as the vessels begin to take architectural forms. As a collective, I sometimes see them as a city. Clear visions of the artificial products of man that despite their semblance of permanence will always fall to the forces of nature.