In the 80s Peter Fuller wrote "What is happening in art and design is part of a wider crisis of values brought about by changes in productive processes and relationships.... The design tradition has fragmented, there just isn't a cohesive, underlying design 'ethic' to which every practitioner can appeal anymore."
Times are a changing, today because of technology and mechanisation art is influencing design once more.
"I believe that from the beginning, human production involved a balance between aesthetic and practical dimensions...the aesthetic impulse seems to be among the basic potentialities of human beings...Although elements of this impulse are readily discernible in species other than our own (among birds and fishes for example), in man, uniquely, it seems to become loosened from it original biological functions of camouflage and display, and to become enmeshed with imagination, symbolism and expressive work." Peter Fuller, Images Of God; The Consolations Of Lost Illusions.
Peter is my late husband, he died 26 years ago and yesterday would have been his 69th birthday. When I am making my designs the ideas that he had about design and art are infused in my psyche. I know that the design creations come from an area of my brain that has been awakened because of the potential of technology. We are entering a new era. It is exciting and will bring far greater variety and individual expression. We are entering a Renaissance of Design.
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