Sunday, September 25, 2011

Power of Making / 創作的力量





Last week on my visit to Victoria and Albert Museum, I found an ongoing exhibition on the power of making. There are various handmade objects on display from cameras to bicycles to clothing. I am especially impressed by the introductory comments by the guest curator Daniel Charny:

Making is the most powerful way that we solve problems, expressing ideas and shape our world. What and how we make defines who we are, and communicates who we want to be. 

For many people, making is critical for survival. For others, it is a chosen vocation: a way of thinking, inventing and innovating. And for some it is simply a delight to be able to shape a material and say 'I made that'. The power of making is that it fulfills each of these human needs and desires. 

Those whose craft and ingenuity reach the very high levels can create amazing things. But making is something everyone can do. The knowledge of how to make--both everyday objects and highly-skilled creations--is one of humanity's most precious resources.

本日一物:你在我心裡─手作小筆記本─15 cm x 10 cm─32頁

object of the day: i carry your heart with me--handmade notebook--15 cm x 10 cm--32 pages

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