Friday, March 30, 2012

There are many reasons why we make. Here are some I thought of:
  • for self-expression (i.e. making is one of the ways we can effectively communicate thoughts and feelings) 
  • as a form of therapy (i.e. "it feels good")
  • for provision (i.e. you have to "make money" somehow. And historically, some people had no choice but to make the things they needed because of the time period [i.e. food, clothes, shelter, utensils, tools, dining ware, etc] )
  • to bring a vision/idea/need into reality (This applies to a lot of things other than art, i.e. schools, programs, buildings, etc.)
These sum up what I currently think our reasons for making can be. If I come up with anything else, I'll try to post it.


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  2. To bring vision is an interesting statement. This removes us from the emotional ties of duty to making in earnest and leaves us with the external question of vision - that being a place of clarity and delivery of ambition........