Thursday, January 11, 2007

Chaos and Complexity

I found the juxtaposition of this very modern statue in front of a very old church in Milano rather interesting. In a sense it sums up much of what I experienced in Italy: a culture steeped in rich traditions with a tremendous history yet a frenetic and almost chaotic movement in the present modern. Even the word Italia conjures up a variety of images: for some it means international haute couture, for others design or architecture, perhaps ruins and of course yummy essence, a unique way of life. More than anything, I found that the Italians have mastered the art of living and enjoying life, a popular formula we all should make more of an effort to embrace.


The Fool said...

That's a classic shot...what a juxtaposition. Frame that one. I the statue hollow (like a cup), or solid?

Cheryl said...

What a cool sculpture!

Carla said...

Fool, I'll have to post a picture of the whole statue so you can have a look. I believe it's solid...but it's not cylindrical all the way around...kind of concave on the backside. It's only the front that is sculptured.

Cheryl, I thought the sculpture was pretty cool too. It's quite unique looking.