• Bernard Katz

Glass artist largely concerned with the process rather then the product. Was researching for glass group and found his methodology intriguing.

Some examples of his thoughts on craft vs technique: http://bernardkatz.com/is-it-art-or-craft-does-it-matter/


“Making an object that is driven by the pursuit of perfect technique will usually result in a decorative object without much underlying substance. This does not imply there is a lesser value in this approach.

There is value in the demands that it takes to acquire the high level of skill needed in the pursuit of making a ‘perfect’ object in form. style, and design.

The process, however, becomes the driving force. You can almost compare a glass blower with great technical skills to an athlete that has developed great dexterity. A baseball pitcher is concerned with throwing a perfect pitch… that is the goal for the outcome. The pitcher is not concerned in having people find a deeper meaning in how the ball is thrown.”

  • Andy Goldsworthy

One of my favorite artists, nobody can claim to as process driven as him. Most of his works are temporary on site and vanish within a day or so.

“Each work grows, stays, decays – integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its heights, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expressed in the image. Process and decay are implicit.”

- Yayoi Kusama
Nothing but small circles, you have to be process driven to continue that forever.

“…a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement… Polka dots are a way to infinity.”

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