Boundaries are important in all
aspects of life, indeed cell walls allow life to happen, to control what comes
in and what goes out. But these borders are defining the edges of terracotta
floor tiles with granite strips and steps.
Together these two materials define the varied floor
plane that runs through “shophouse world” like a connective tissue.
There is a rugged quality about granite, a no-nonsense
material with rough edges that gets the job done and endures for generations. And
yet it supports a level of subtle detailing in experienced hands.
Can that experience by passed along and nurtured in a
world without boundaries? Biology suggests that boundaries with a controlled
level of porosity are crucial to evolution, perhaps to the emergence of life
itself in the porous rocks of deep sea vents.
Boundaries of stone and living clay, quite the
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