A&C (Arts & Crafts) philosophy focused on "revolution through art," its principles were formed by a set a great overarching values:
- Find joy in work
- Create objects that are not only well-designed, but affordable to everyone
- Live simply
- Stay connected to nature
- Maintain integrity of "place"
|1913 Spokane, Washington|
|Bow and Hairpin|
I intended to be historically correct but finally chose to integrate many approaches instead. The fact that I’m enjoying the process, using available materials and honoring the character of the place, all of which are defined as Arts and Crafts values, makes me feel good about the project all the same.
If you ever are in Florence, Italy I highly recommend visiting the Boboli Gardens. This is what showing off your wealth looks like.
|Cypress Lane in Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy 2001|