A Note On Craft:
WHY WE *CRAFT:
Because the Abstract and Imperfect is often more expressive than the Precise. Borrowing from Choreographer Gina Gibney's answer to "Why we make art" in an article from Greater Good Magazine:
(WE) make (CRAFTS) for a few reasons. In life, we experience so much fragmentation of thought and feeling. For (US) , creating (STUFF) brings things back together.
She elaborates: "In my own work, that is true throughout the process. At the beginning, developing the basic raw materials for the work is deeply reflective and informative. Later, bringing those materials together into a form—distilling and shaping movement, creating a context, working to something that feels cohesive and complete. That’s incredibly powerful for me—something that really keeps me going."
*Craft: In the lo-brow, lo-fi, imperfect, hurried, jerry-rigged, makeshift rhetoric.