Architecture and Inspiration

So, I guess I should write something on this thing, huh? I’ve been wanting to write for a while on the relationship between architecture and inspiration. You see, I started a new job several months ago (never mind where…. stalkers :D ) anyways, I found myself mystified and stupefied by their huge-normous atriums and their onion-like layers of double glass doors. So much so that I found it stimulating new ideas for me and my writing… and my dog’s writing. He ghost writes for me sometimes but his first drafts are a bit… ruff!

Seriously now, seriously. Why is it that the shaping of space by natural or manmade structures can give us such a sense of wonder and inspiration. Not to get too nerdy but, hey, if you’re on this blog, reading this, you’ve probably already braced yourself for this type of stuff by now. I think the answer lies somewhere in the Theory of Relativity. Where in the Theory of Relativity? What do I look like a physicist or something? … … Hmm… …. processing…. You see, the Theory of Relativity tells us that time and space and matter are intimately interlinked. Space actually shudders and ripples and changes in the presence of massive objects like vaulted ceilings and innumerable double glass doors and shiny slate floors. That connection between the massive architectural elements and space doesn’t stop there – massive architectural elements change the space that they surround and that change to space changes you! maybe only in an infinitesimal way that only an insane mathematician would ever try to calculate, but, hey, it happens.

So, you want to be inspired? go experience some new spaces! Be changed by your surroundings! And not just natural surroundings, either. Go find some crazy, urban modern manifestations of space and time! Hmm… I think I’m going to go check out some modern art museums over the holidays.

Listen to short samples of my audiobook.

About davidwallacefleming

David Wallace Fleming is a U.S. writer, living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of the coming-of-age, social media novel GROWING UP WIRED, and the satirical science fiction audiobook, NOT FROM CONCENTRATE.
This entry was posted in audiobooks, Literature and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Architecture and Inspiration

  1. Mason says:

    Never thought about this before. An inspiring idea and it doesn’t
    cost any money to do. I plan on keeping my eyes open to
    experience a bit of it.

  2. Elena says:

    Marc, thanks for stponipg in for a visit. I love the short form, too, so it’s nice to fine someone else who also enjoys it. My short story reading tends to lean more genre, but I read the occasional literary pub (e.g., Zoetrope) or collection. If I get the chance, I’ll check out your recommendations—I’d like to expand my horizons a little—both Steve Almond’s and Robin Black’s collections sound very good.

Leave a Reply