Design For the Future, and the Fun of it
Thoughts on a career in Art & Design
The imagination offers the best form of entertainment I know. I have a 3′ x 4′ x 30″ cabinet full of a kind of entertainment log, of drawings and print material that I have saved over a lifetime career as an artist and designer. Seldom do I open the door and go through the contents therein, but when I do and sort through the piles of projects what I find most important are the people with whom I worked, the clients I had the opportunity to serve.
The art, the design, all that we do, even the few, or many special things we have accomplished are of little consequence without our relationships, one to another. It is as simple and complex as that.
Variety is the Spice
But a warning about too much spice! Through the years I have tackled many and varied projects and for the most part, been successful with the outcome. Often I have found, the research and design aspects and lack of specific knowledge and experience come with a price to be paid.
And so, I look to the next crazy, way above my head project I will be so lucky as to land. And when things get tough, I know who to call.
Design Surrounds us, Naturally
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My research and design began years before to begin a career as an artist and designer. I recall perusing the stuff of an old farm shed. There were all kinds of parts and pieces of implements, gears, chains, pulleys disks, plowshares, spoke wheels. All sorts of possible contraptions danced in my head. What fun.
It was in the morning hours, the sun still low in the sky. I turned from the relative dim of the shed and looked back to the door and in the sunlight, a beautiful web showed before me. The delicate patterns, droplets of water, and the mist of morning added to the scene. I stood in awe of the work a spider had done. I do not know that I have done a piece of art any finer than what that spider in the shed had spun.
And so I sketched the scene with my alien friend OOGLEE observing the beauty of that glorious morning.