I struggle with this a lot. I'm always full of "shoulds" and guilt. I have to constantly remind myself to cut myself slack. I'm going to screw up at times. Everybody does. It's inevitable. I can only do what I can do. Atelophobia ❤
Lessinia -- Vernacular architecture scholar, Bernard Rudofsky, and his interest in "spontaneous architecture". What does it mean to be truly vernacular? This space was purely designed on site and only used materials from site. What do we gain from pre-design and far away materials? What do we lose? Is there a perfect balance?
Peter J Cohen is a New Yorker who has spent many decades collecting vernacular photography (which means, "amateur photos"). He has begun to donate portions of his collection to major museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I saw this photo of a crying child with a teddy bear as large as the child. Maybe it just scared her, being so large? Or, she doesn't like being photographed? Part of the appeal of vernacular photos is trying to figure out exactly what is going on!