Saturday, January 24, 2009
A painting of people, finally! gathering food, gathering together, a community.
I attended a talk a few years ago by an Architect named Herbert Enns. He is a proff at the university of Manitoba. The images he showed of his cabin in northern Manitoba always stuck with me. The simplicity, the restrained use of materials and the economy all appeal to me. I can just imagine laying in be in the morning, looking out over the lake, listening to the birds and sounds outside, smelling the dew, and feeling cozy with my family. The whole concept of cabin fills me with happiness.
While in Vancouver I found a book that features this Cabin and some writing by Herbert Enns. I am so enjoying reading it, looking at the images and finding inspiration, that one day it will be summer, and we too can remember the sounds and smells of nature...sigh.