"Art begins with craft, and there is no art until craft has been mastered. You can't create unless you are willing to subordinate the creative impulse to the constriction of a form. But learning a craft takes time, and we all think we're entitled to short cuts...... Art is rare and sacred and hard work and there ought to be a wall of fire around it".My thanks to fellow crafthaus member Glen Gardner for the quote. I want to call your attention to the photo below from Ellie Richard's "insert artwork" project at ASU. Is art such that it fits within a box and through a slot of a particular dimension? For those who narrowly define art to exclude certain forms including crafts or particular types of crafts the slots on the boxes below seem an appropriate metaphor. Don't you just wonder what some might put inside?
Thursday, April 01, 2010
craft as the foundation of art...
Anthony Burgess wrote the following in his book, But do Blondes Prefer Gentlemen?: