Cacaphony I

August 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Cacophony ICacophony IChaotic Profile cacophony of shapes a striking combo This image of the Denver Public Library is titled Cacophony I. The caption is:

Chaotic Profile
cacophony of shapes
a striking combo

What a combination of shapes, forms and volumes the architect assembled in designing this building! The word that first comes to me is "cacophony", by which I mean a striking combination of incongruous parts. If form follows function, I have to wonder about the function of each of the forms. In particular I wonder about the flat structure on top. What is its function? It reminds me of a heliport, or the cap of a cap and gown.

I wanted to include the stone sculpture on the right side of the image to provide weight to that portion. 

The early morning light was also striking at the time and my objective in processing was to use and enhance the existing light to differentiate each of the different shapes and volumes.

 


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