in Architectural forms
arch, any archway, is a metaphor, symbol and embodiment in stone and
mortar of the opening, beginning and transition in human lives.
entryway into existence it is also the doorway to our demise for it
represents the opening and the closing of any existence, because it
recalls the simultaneous passageway between one transition and another.
it is also a metaphor of another sort. We can use the archway to understand
the hidden structure of atoms, proteins, cells, creatures and entire
living communities, because each of these exquisite collections of
self constructing entities are all held together by an organization
and an order that is, at once, functional and sublime.