Gray Matter refers to a collection of cells that receive and relay sensory information. A greater density of cells in a certain area of the brain produces a heightened level of intelligence or skill for the function controlled by that section of neural tissue. gray_matter(s) is a group of individuals that find, process, and share information that we deem sensational. Participating in this venture will revivify my collective knowledge. Just as signing up for a race instigates a helpful nudge to train more fiercely, contributing to this blog shall be a stage on which to dream with greater verve. This course shall act as a platform for discovery. Challenging myself to contribute visual and textual entries will satisfy my affinity for creative exercises. Activity with the collective will heighten my awareness of Atlanta’s artistic community, while gaining an enhanced perspective on Architecture’s role within our culture.
Requiem’s definition through my filter is a solemn composition in honor of the dead when I think about the title’s relation to this drawing. Once the artist posted this work online and/or displayed it for the public in a gallery, he transferred its ownership to the public. His intentions and skill were then open to interpretation. Is this drawing somber or uplifting? The light cascades down, but cannot eliminate all of the darkness. Could the darkness be encroaching on the skylight, climbing up the walls to extinguish the illumination coming through the oculus? Is there an opening, or is there a source of light floating in a cylinder that extends into unknown. The setting is very fixed, giving a hint that the space would be quiet should one inhabit it. Any sound(s) would reverberate eventual returning this volume to its silent beginnings. In gray_matter(s) our role is to thoughtfully provide criticism to instigate discussions on the blog and in the world outside the internet.
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