06 Apr Texture and Time
Renaissance Tuscan structures have a beautiful sense of texture, developed through the passage of time. Their facades proudly bare the patinas of political turmoil, unfinished construction, and centuries of weather; and what we might call defects are here the very things that make their imbalanced, meandering, and inexplicable skins so engaging. In this photograph, the remains of either temporary scaffolding or now vanished building embellishments leave remaining cavities that are just as beautifully patterned as the stonework itself. Frankly, I’d think something were missing if the stones in these recesses were not.