There are no creative fields, only creative people.
Just as there is no single way to describe a person, there is no single answer to any question. I ask many questions, of myself and of others, and I receive multiple answers. I know that none of these answers can be said to be right or wrong. In a rigid, black-and-white world, Architecture is a splash of ambiguous color. To me, it represents freedom of the spirit which does not end with self-expression, but goes on to create something more meaningful that serves a higher purpose.
I have always felt the need to create. I feel the passing of an energy through me, that I cannot contain or ignore. I need only to channel it towards something purposeful, and it may well result in something truly great.
I must hold myself to higher standards and accept nothing less of the world. I say ‘must’ because it is a compulsion. Such is my nature that I wish forever to be in the company of those who challenge me. Those who seek perfection as I do, who believe in its existence, and in its pursuit. I wish to inspire and be inspired. Such is my nature.Why must I settle for less when I can spend my life in
search of something more? Why must I settle
for discovery when I can concentrate on the quest?
A desperate crawl towards enlightenment, to me, is a million times more dignified than a composed stride towards oblivion.
Vision is not limited to what you can see; being able to see to the end is a sign of the lack of vision. Too much emphasis is placed on finished products, and too less on the process. I have learnt that the process is the most important aspect of designing. Design is not a utopian quest for a rosy picture that has a definitive end. Design in effect, has no end. That is the true definition of good design. All architects aspire to live forever through their creations.
I know things. What I don’t know is more important. That is what keeps me going.