Oslo Harbour
Gothic Nightmares

God as an architect

Sadly, my one favourite etching by Blake," Ancient of Days" (1794) was missing from the "Gothic Nightmares" exhibition. This picture depicts God as an Architect, but when I first fell in love with it I had come to the conclusion that heaven and hell are very much places we create for ourselves here on earth and Man the only architect of his fate. A notion which today makes me willing to consider that I may not be the best architect on the face of the earth: though I've stayed persistently true to the overall structure, the nooks and crannies have often taken on surprising shapes...



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