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Re: The craft/art/"folk" thing again.

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Wed, 28 May 1997 19:55:40 -0400


Still there is more to this 'old saw' with distinction between 'Art' and
'Craft' than skill or technique. What about a craft artist's love for
the handmade object? Or what about an artist's love or empathy for a
particular medium, which more divides the lines between art and craft?
In a book I found about twenty years ago, "Search for the Real", Hans
Hoffman writes about an artist's empathy for an art medium which drives
the creative process. As an artist who pursues to create within a
medium known as a 'craft', I find many lines and barriers. Just look in
any well established prospectus of a juried exhibition and you will note
what is not included, thus making those divisions very clear. These
divisors also well exist within our own student juried exhibitions/
competitions, such as Scholastics. We can promote that they are all
equal, but the real world treats each still very differently.

Yours in Art & Life,
Betti L.
p-lstudio