"Someone lives there who is different"

Hello, friends. I hope that you are well on this fine Saturday.

I'm inspired today by the words of Austrian artist F. Hundertwasser. The Hundertwasser house in Vienna, as well as his public heating plant always make smile as we drive around the city. I wish we were a little bolder here in the suburbs, don't you?

Some people say houses consist of walls. I say houses consist of windows.

Windows in rank and file are sad, windows should be able to dance.

photo credit: R.Duran

A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach, so that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standardised man who lives next door.

Hundertwasser, 1990

photo credit: MarcelGermain via cc