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updated tue 28 aug 12


Richard J Mahaffey on tue 26 aug 03

I read:

> "If trained, anyone could become a craftsman

I guess that If trained or not anyone could become an artist.......just
by calling themselves one.

My feeling is forget the labels, get on with making the work and let it
sort itself out.

In Japan there is no difference between craft and art. They have it
right, we have it wrong with Art V. Craft.

In 100 years I won't care if I am called an artist or not. All I know
is that I come to my work with artist intent (to paraphrase Mike Tyson)
to me that is what is important.

Remember when we label something we cease to think about it, because it
is labeled.

My 2 cents worth

Rick Mahaffey
Tacoma, Washington, USA

Carl Finch on wed 27 aug 03

At 10:05 PM 8/26/03 -0700, Richard J Mahaffey wrote:

>In 100 years I won't care if I am called an artist or not.

And when old Sol goes supernova, whatever ANY of us have made will be
vapor. So it goes...

in Medford, Oregon, living with Life's little existential issues

Steve Hoffman on mon 27 aug 12

=3D93A man who works with his hands is a laborer, a man who works with his =
and his mind is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands, his mind=
and his heart is an artist.=3D94=3D20=3D20=3D20=3D20

-Louis Nizer (1902-1994)