The tallest building in town

Year: 2023
Title: The tallest building in town
Material: Bottle tops, metal lids, soda cans, plastic waste and Posca markers on canvas
Size: 100 by 140 cm

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Moyers: In New York now the debate is over who can build the tallest building..

Campbell: ..it is a statement of the city..(saying) we are the financial power center and look what we can do…

Moyers: Will new myths come from there?

Campbell: Well, something might. You can’t predict what a myth is going to be any more than you can predict what you’re going to dream tonight. Myths and dreams come from the same place, they come from a realization of some kind or other but must then provide expression in some symbolic form and the only myth that is going to be worth thinking about in the immediate future is one that is … about the planet, not this city, not these people but the planet and everybody on it. That’s my main thought…how to relate to this society, to nature and the cosmos…that’s what all myths have been about.

Moyers/ Campbell conversation (DVD: The Power of Myth: The Hero With a Thousand Faces, last segment)