In conferring with friends and fellow artists, they asked me to define what a sophisticated design means to me. This has been hard for me to do. I know it when I see it but what are the qualitles that I see in a piece that make me think-“ah -a sophisticated design”. Here’s my intial thoughts:
- It is refined- even if there are rough unfinished parts
- There is something unpredictable about the design- unusual technique, materials, use of materials
- Thoughtfulness- any part of the design has been thought out and decided on-no lazy decisions
- Pieces are edited- the piece is not necessarily spare or minimalist but again thoughtful design decisions have been made
Next post I’ll share a few more thoughts and ways to “get there”! I’d like to hear your ideas too.