Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I went to a press conference today with Frank Gehry. Brandt Anderson, an
extremely successful young entrepreneur, was also there. But I'll be
honest, I was excited Frank Gehry was there.

There were many small models for the development he designed here. They
were made of construction paper and glue.

I've seen those models before, or ones very like them. I watched Sydney
Pollack's Sketches of Frank Gehry last year.

Construction paper and glue.

I don't doubt that the man is a genius. I don't. However, I do question
the nature of Genius. I wonder how much of Genius is found in our
celebration of something or someone. Would he be equally the Genius he
is if nobody paid any attention?

-Sent from Austin's phone.


pam said...

I saw the pictures in the paper of the models. They were quite fascinating. They do seem a little out of place here to me, though they say it was all designed to look like Utah.

Angela said...

Um, you're supposed to sneak your art historian sister into things like this! I've written papers on that man! For shame, Austin, for shame.