Grit, Grime

I'm still thinking about tiles--not the classical, traditional, artisanal tiles. No. I'm thinking about these tiles, ornamenting the exteriors of buildings of a certain age around town. Beirut would be a different city without them.

I like the simplicity of this design. Think of how different these tiles would look if they were clean, immaculate. Sometimes, it's hard to imagine something without the ever present layer of grit and grime, but I think it's a useful exercise. In my imagination, I can see the perfectly cleaned up, dust free tiles, and I think they look amazing.

1 comment:

  1. These tiles remind me of the ceiling of the Cathedral I attend in Sydney. I often look up and admire them like you admire these tiles.