Intentional marks and incidental traces

Wells is the earliest English cathedral to have been built in the Gothic style. Within this virtuosic universe of stone and glass, the passage of time is captured in the counterpointing of the enduringly sharp lines of the clustered piers stretching heavenward and the soft, irregular curves worn into the once sharp edges of the earthbound steps by countless feet across more than eight and half centuries: an embedded dialogue of the intentional and the incidental.




John Pawson