Schriftatlas II, 2a

Where does construction end and ruin begin? What distinguishes destruction from decay? The swift jetsam of a dropped or blasted bomb cannot share the attributes of that slow detritus which gravity, climate, use, and neglect concoct. Our inherited iconography of dis-integration adresses itself differently to the ruin and the cataclysm. Each corresponds to its own way of seeing… though perhaps it is also the case that one sees each–the product of destruction and the work of ruination–as a reflection in the tarnished mirror of the other.  (II, 2a)