Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Technique Is Cheap"

I just used this phrase today in responding to a post on the AGG bulletin board about lamination. I know it has been widely quoted but couldn't remember who said it. [Answer: Harvey Littleton] This is the context in which I find this quote compelling:
"The method used by the contemporary artist is a constant probing and questioning of the standards of the past and the definitions of the present to find an opening for new form statements in the material and process. It is even said that this search is an end in itself. Although knowledge of chemistry or physics as they apply to glass will broaden the artist’s possibilities, it cannot create them. Tools can be made, furnaces and annealing ovens can be built cheaply. But it is through the insatiable, adventurous urge of the artist to discover the essence of glass that his own means of expression will emerge."
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1 comment:

  1. Here is the link for the bulletin board discussion thread -