The Fated Ideal, Berlin-See, 2002.

Artistic Statement

What is the classical ideal? Architecture is obviously just one (only more tangible) expression of classicism. Deep down, the classical ideal is an inclination to love and togetherness, to joy, to the ancient Greek metron (that is to keep within lines, to keep a sense of proportion, harmony and balance) Metron is always measured on a human scale.

The city and its deducted notion of democracy, the effort to condescend to the others and live with the Other is apparently one of the most fulfilled expressions of classical ideal. This is what I tried to accomplish; combine contemporary views of Berlin with some Mediterranean landscapes which express, in my view, the ideal of classical. That is, not esthetic values but an inner landscape filled with serenity.

D.T.