Artisanship, An Origami Rose Project

Ever since the beginning of Industrial Revolution, the term “artisanship” seemed to disappear from people’s life. Quantity became the ultimate destination, and quality was valued less. Having been practicing Chinese calligraphy for nine years in my childhood, I understand the true meaning of “artisanship”: it is about having a tremendous amount of patience, paying attention to numerous details, and not compromising until the end. Such characteristics can be found in many …

Catching the Evanescence

Ideas grow on themselves. At the beginning, it was just the first assignment of the year of my art class. “Pattern as a principle, like repeated objects.” explained Ms. Smith. So, as usual, I took out my sketchbook and started brainstorming. I did most of the thinking in my brain, plotting a giant mind map that kept getting bigger and bigger. A feeling of freedom, which in some way contracts …