Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

A Sharp Intake of Breath (2005)

In a time worn love letter 

A story emerges from dust

A faith taken up in flames and a name - a long time lost - reappears on lips


You are not alone in your solitude

He said he loved you and he left

But written in the sand, etched on palms, scrawled on walls and trees in faint memories -

It is.

An ache

A pain

An unnamed strain 

Furrows etched in smooth skin

Twists in bed sheets

And Electricity behind eyebrows



An erasure / a blending

A smoothing / a simplifying

A warm hand on cool and brittle skin

A smile sent into the depths

A place unseen by sun plunged into streams of light

Trust [the beloved word spoken]

Introducing, Myself (2005)

Grammatica (2004)