And my obsession with it.
I dont think I realised the extent of my obsession with the grid until we finished building our house. As I sit at the table in our living area and look around I see the grid motif appearing everywhere!
There is order in the grid. A quiet formality. The A-type in me likes the quiet and calm of order.
I also enjoy the repetition of horizontal and vertical lines creating the consistent pattern. A division of spaces, units... cells, within these lines, creates a beautiful harmony. I think coming from the design world, the rhythmic grid comes naturally to me.
And I do love the stunning contrast between the clean order of line with organic nature.
I collect boxes. Mainly wooden boxes. Mainly cigar boxes from far and wide. But any box with a story can take my fancy.
This may also explain my love for old, urban buildings; another type of box. The ones that look like abstract paintings. I am curious of what lies behind the facades and what stories they can tell.
Boxes are a place in which to hide love letters, a frame for found pieces of nature, a container of collections. Ah, collections! As well as boxes, I love to collect finds from nature... be it pods, stones, shells, plants... and the list goes on. A collection of collections! A cabinet of curiosities.