This interdisciplinary fine arts course results in the development of a body of work around contemporary art topics. Research, concept development and studio practice will combine to broaden your skills and ideas. Stimulating assignments together with experimentation promote analysis and understanding of contemporary art ideas, world cultures and historical periods, and other areas of visual information. Studio production and the communication of concepts visually, verbally and in written form will be combined in this thought-provoking course
Friday, October 14, 2011
Craft or Fine Art?
One of my most recent mediums is carving soap. Some artists consider this craft and others a form of fine arts. The history of carving soap stems back to Northern Thailand where they carved soap flowers to sell at local bazaars. In the past America has been carving soap as a hobby since the late 1800's. Carving soap can also be linked to prisoners in jail carving the soap out of what they could find in their cells. I understand the context of why the soap is being carved should be taken into consideration but should it still be considered craft or in modern day times should it be considered fine arts? Discuss.