In the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Richard Dreyfuss playing the role of Everyman had a life changing rendezvous with space aliens, and afterwards found himself haunted by the memory.  His obsession led him to do the most bizarre things — such as trying to sculpt Devil’s Tower with his mashed potatoes.  In the photo above, he has moved beyond the dinner media and onward into more monumental materials.

That theme, with or without the aliens, is what art is about.  You have an idea stuck in your head and you unstick it.  What was interior gets projected outwards.  What was personal becomes public.  Sometimes it happens also that it was, in some sense, public all along — since the same obsessions haunt all mankind.

Or delight.  Sometimes our obsessions are about delight.  One can be haunted by beauty.  Indeed, one should be.  This is the genuine art of interior design to which we’ll return again and again:  the imprint that has been pressed into the mind that is made to echo in the world.

Design your interior! Let’s all start with the one between our ears …

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2 thoughts on “Encountering

  1. I’m not sure what this says in Danish, but I’m guessing it has something to do with mashed potatoes?
    In any case, the food at your sight sure looks delicious!

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