Full Circle by Craig Taylor, Best of Show, STAA Summer Show.
Artists are granted a certain freedom: the license to create other worlds. Whether abstract configurations, hyper-realistic images, earthworks, etcetera, the moment a thing is called art, it lives in a certain framework of perception; it is viewed as something which is not merely part of human existence, but is an expression of the artist’s perception of existence. The perception of one world is transmitted through the creation of another. Art is very nearly miraculous as a vehicle through which we can be transported to other realms of human consciousness, intellectual, emotional, or transcendent.
In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
for I dipped into the future, far as eye could see, saw the Vision of the world, and all the Wonder that could be …