Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Rubble is the future

"Rubble is the future. Because everything that is, passes. There is a wonderful chapter in Isaiah that says: grass will grow over your cities. This sentence has always fascinated me, even as a child. This poetry the fact that you see both things at the same time. Isaiah sees the city and the different layers over it, the grass, and then another city, the grass and then another city again."

- Anselm Kiefer, 2005


Rachel said...

I love Kiefer (if this is the same abstract artist Kiefer that I know of). What a great quote.

byron smith said...

The same.

Mark said...

One of my favourite works at the Art Gallery of NSW is one of Kiefer's - a great big corroding propeller slung on an encrusted canvas ... I had know idea he even had an opinion about the Bible.