There are different kinds of aesthetics. The great thing is that there's something for everyone.
Some like things clean, smooth and modern. Others like things kitsch.
I like things perfectly imperfect. A little crack, a tear, a loose seam.
(When I was little I used to deliberately loosen the hem on my dresses just to explore what the texture of the fabric was like, much to the displeasure of my mother)
In honour of this March's Meet the Maker, here's a short post on my Wearable art jewellery design process. I hope that it inspires you to bring your own ideas to life!
It's been so long since I've written in this space. So much has happened during that time.
World Upheaval. Check.
To be honest, it took me a while to get my footing in 2020. I can only imagine how things have been going for you guys. After all, the pandemic has simply added to our already existing problems. For many it just exacerbated this issues. Plus many of us have lost people that are so dear to us. That's so painful.
I wouldn't presume to have to have the solutions to everyone's problems, but I can share what has helped me to feel better through the last year or so...
Yep, I love multiples. It could be the pack rat in me, but I love the idea of a collection of beautiful things. A multiple is defined by the Tate gallery as "a series of identical artworks usually a signed limited edition".
But alas, perhaps I shouldn't say that out loud. The idea of a multiple or copy is actually taboo in many fine art circles and can make a collector recoil in horror. This is because we often think of the topic in light of design. With design, things can be mass produced at a frenzied pace, with little variations, and at times, with questionable quality. In fine art, the pervading concept is that that quality comes from a piece being one of a kind.
Murals are a fun, exciting way to communicate a company's vision and to inspire thought and action. Incorporating inspiring quotes can go a long way to build employee morale and create a relaxed work atmosphere. After all, we spend a significant amount of time at the office... it can be our second home. Why not make it feel that way?