Ting Pei

by Duncan Richardson

he’s a conjuror

of shapes

 

tossing triangles

into blue

 

calling stalks

from the ground

 

asking water

to dance

 

rocks to slide

and roll

 

roofs to bob

like sea birds

 

he’s a sculptor

            of light

 

 

*Ting Pei: architect, designer of many buildings worldwide including the Louvre annexe.

From Griffith REVIEW Edition 45: The Way We Work © Copyright Griffith University & the author.