Harmony in Awkwardness
Gehry said, "On this building I looked a lot at the cutouts of Matisse, at these big, long shapes just casually cut...the awkwardness of them.
The idea was that the museum had to be able to accommodate the biggest and heaviest of any existing sculpture on the one hand, and a Picasso drawing on the other.
I see the process as an evolution. In the first sketch I put a bunch of principles down. Then I become self-critical of those images and those principles and they evoke the next set of responses. As each piece unfolds, I make the models bigger and bigger, bringing into focus more elements and more pieces of the puzzle. And once I have the beginning, a toehold into where I am going, then I want to examine the parts in more detail. And those evolve and at some point I stop, because that's it.
Frank O. Gehry
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