Tuesday, April 7, 2009

what is the connection between skill and concept?


  1. for me, skill helps in the creation of the physical object. in an visual art based practice, the concept is communicated through the visual. if the physical object is lacking, is the concept still communicated?

  2. As a viewer, I'm much more likely to spend time with a piece that shows the maker's skill, craftsmanship, and care for the work itself. Evident skill shows that the maker respects their medium -- and me the viewer! If the physical object is lacking, I might not take the time to interpret the concept.