i'm such a sucker for simple and functional. ceramics got me going, i can't deny my roots. it's interesting to me that my artistic theory, if you will, has followed me throughout each of my disciplines. i focused on thrown functional ceramics back in the day—minimal ornamentation, no frills. a celebration of form. i couldn't get enough of the Song Dynasty (the first image shown exemplifies the work of the time: simple form, harmonious, amazing). and today, as an adobe junkie, i hold true to this thought. simplicity of design rings beautiful, gratuitous ornamentation makes me slightly ill.
so, maybe i won't be getting my next idea from ancient china, but it's nice to remind ourselves that nice design and inspiration can be found anywhere.
and it ain't just chinese dynasties whipping out the great work:
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