was thinking about the discussion larry initiated
regarding technique and content (i know that's
tremendously summarized!) and how those ideas relate
to craft and judy's and others' posts on quiltmaking, bookmaking...
craft/functional art has the requirement of the final product WORKING.
since the end piece has to DO something, a fair amount of planning and
thought about purpose and outcome is required. i want to try to integrate
more functional art into our curriculum this fall; am very influenced by
and am hoping students will see art that they can
literally use as more relevant, interesting,