A Beast of Beautiful Proportions.
When looking at a monster our instincts are interesting. Some of us cringe, others dash-whey, some want to hurt it, even kill it- but do we ever really REALLY want to embrace it? Theres so much wrong with monsters that we're typically repulsed.
What I really question is what constitutes a monster? What makes something unattractive or even hideous? This is such a broad question that its almost impossible to answer. I've spent most of my (short) life battling with what makes something inherently beautiful and something else just - fugly.
Time after time the core issue is always the knowledge of. . .
p r o p o r t i o n ,
Merriam defines proportion as the, "harmonious relation of parts to each other to the whole" .
In fashion, photography, art, people, animals, nature, architecture - good proportion is just terribly easy on the eyes. It makes us feel at ease. I swear, if everything was just proportioned well the world would be a better place!
Lifting 43 Bengal Street was, in the main, a matter of tidying up and exemplifying her best proportions. This is the case of many of our fallen buildings in Trinidad. There is almost always something beautiful to work with- it's just a matter of seeing.
Here's how I came to s e e the beauty in the beast. x