Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pavement Poetry

On the subject of Blake, I came across this quote etched into the sidewalk of our street in Berkeley (Blake Street, or as Elliot calls it, "Bake Tweet").

“Art is the tree of life.” —Blake
I'm not sure if this was city-sponsored or not (I don't even know if Blake Street is named after the poet), but it's a nice touch.

Of course, the full quote is: "Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death." (Blake said it to denounce the Enlightenment.)

Not a very Berkeley-friendly sentiment.