"Rules are the stabilizers of culture. But societies always evolve. Whether from internal or external forces, they change. While societies are recognized by their consistencies more than by their changes, what tends to define cultures in the long run is the relationship between their stabilizers and the way they allow for change.
I had a mind-scattering reminder of this the other day when I encountered a photograph by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest at a show of Addison Woolley Gallery artists at Three Fish Gallery."