Art for Art’s Sake

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Needle felted hands felting an apple


People still debate the relative value of art made to be used (crafts and design), and art made to be contemplated (painting, drawing and sculpture).

So when is a maker an artist? And what makes a craft an art?

Is it the status of the individual artist, the utilitarian vs tradition, the materials, or the spectator’s interpretation of composition, balance, choice of colours and harmony for example?

Here’s some craft of no use whatsoever, made to be contemplated and elicit emotion…. so I guess it’s art.

Inspired in parts by art (Escher), philosophy (Humanism), science (Newton) and religion (Genesis).



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