The Damascene House is beyond the architectural text
The design of our homes…
Is based on an emotional foundation
For every house leans … on the hip of another
And every balcony…
Extends its hand to antoher facing it.
Peter Gould is an Australian artist. In 2002, he began traveling around Middle East and was inspired by cities like Fes, Damascus, Istanbul and Mecca, with his work resulting in a great visual fusion of classical Islamic design elements with his vibrant, fresh graphic styles.
His photography is maybe best described by one of his curators:
“Peter’s photography is as much about the spiritual as it is about the visual, offering no questions or answers but rather affording the viewer to simply being in that moment and that moment at first glance seems to curiously exist without time or consequence.”
/all photos © Peter Gould/
For more on Gould and his work, visit his official website.