Tuesday, May 18, 2010

working on self

going forth
Originally uploaded by madsolitaire
Craftspeople often grasp that the stages through which a work must pass to reach completion parallel the maturation of the human being and so shed light on our own needs and possibilities. It follows by analogy that to study a craft is to study one's own nature; hence the firm association between craft work and the search for self-knowledge. This is the faith underlying some craft traditions that preserve a key reflexive: not only "I work" but also "I work on myself."

Roger Lipsey, The Spiritual in Twentieth Century Art

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