Yesterday opened "The Return", built by Marcus Inkpen. It is a build with breathtaking quality and beauty. He "explores the spiritual connection we once experienced, as an integral part of life, now lost - but lying in wait for our return." The whole sim is a place for relaxation and contemplation with some hidden surprises.
I must admit that the description left me at the beginning a bit helpless. But the help came right away at this moment by an IM from Scottius Polke. We discussed the topic and he made me aware that everyone has his own position and at the end we agreed that wandering through nature is always helpful te be reconnected and the sim shows much nature around the buildings. Scottius was thinking about Caspar David Friedrich and especially The Abbey in the Oakwood. That reminded me to the Wandervogel movement, the early hippies, which already had the same goals.
|Taken by FirleFanz Roxley|
But something else came to my mind, a quote by an Austrian painter who designed wonderful houses, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. One day I watched an interview with him on TV and he said: "In the past the buildings has been so nice that artists painted pictures of them. Today the average buildings are so ugly that artists have to design something better."
Don't miss that!