|Sunflower by Marie Covert|
|bead weaving and embroidery by Jo Wood|
So what do you consider to be art work?
I respect people that do jewelry, I respect people that do crafts, even though they might not be "art"... some of the "art" I have seen is not really what I would consider "ART". I see people working on collages made from trash and think... well... it is a collection of trash, and maybe it is pleasing to the eye... so is a sink full of fruit and vegetables... is that art?
|Battle of the Centaurianess by Teresa Sullivan|
|Mobius by Tina Koyama|
|Bead sculpture "Annette" by Tina Koyama|
So when I do a piece of jewelry, or a quilt, or whatever it is that I am working on, I put time and effort and thought into each piece. Even the head garlands that I make or fairy wings... each is different, each is unique and each has a bit of me in it. So, I think of what I do as artwork... yes, even the head garlands... they are something that is useful, functional, and has purpose, but they are for hanging on the wall as well... for being pretty, even after they are worn... they serve as a decoration, a thing of beauty...
What makes a piece of art... art?
|Bead sculpture "egg basket" by Tina Koyama|
|Art Quilt Moon Glow by Barbara Olson|