Art & Craft
Arts and Crafts movement inspires, what in the 18th century was a reaction against a perceived decline in standards that the reformers associated with machinery and factory production, nowadays is remodelled in “the consumer society”. Lack of appreciation for what is crafted, shaped by nature with it’s own flaws I think gives it it’s own identity, is replaced by overreproduction, plastic remakes, polluting.
As noticed already in the Renaissance when art and society parted, an “ugly world with unhappy people arises”, and history keeps repeating.
And so I am enjoying arts and crafts, “without dignified, creative human occupation, people become disconnected from life”. – William Morris (1834-1896)
Zeesliert is a project about turning old stuff into decorative objects. Old stuff, like vintage patterns, vinyl records, used jeans and umbrellas. Here you can find some results.