Weaving the world

Markku Kosonen:

The important aspect of my work is the ability to express things; craftsmanship alone is not enough. The purpose of a work such as this is to appeal to one’s emotions. For me, arts and crafts entail a spiritual processing of material, linking humanism to objects… The heritage of willow objects is a continuum in which I represent the contemporary aspect. It is no longer of any significance to make traditional utility objects of willow to that same extent as in the past…. A new function is to be found in the symbols of the object, the tales and messages which the maker leaves of his personality. This is known as expression.


from
 Weaving the World: Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan 1999.

Advertisements

One thought on “Weaving the world

  1. Eileen Westmuckett

    I hope my comments on your latest blog tonight have got thro – my pc playing up again Love eileen

    On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 7:43 PM, Canny Maker wrote:

    > antalbot posted: “”

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s