PALM SPRINGS, FL, 1988
This building – done in 1988 - houses a municipal program similar to that of Wagga Wagga but the morphology is more hybrid. Clearly, this is a somewhat anxious object poised between geological and biological conceits. It evokes, I think, something of the difference between the gene splicing impulse and the singularity of the recombinant forms it produces to more strictly surreal styles of juxtaposition (Max Ernst), in which the force comes from the autonomy of the elements conjoined.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, K. Hikida, Photos: Ilisa Katz