Sunday Jul 06, 2003

Splitting the Difference

Knowing the difference is cumulative and adds up to what is called a distinction.

If you are perfecting some thing that you have made before, then it is craft—it is technique.

If you are making some thing that has never been made before, then it is creation—it is unique.

If you don’t know the distinction, then how can you properly present your work? The public is already in enough trouble when it comes to discerning art from craft.

There is plenty of room for excellence in both categories.

Remember, comparisons in art are traps.

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