dekonstruct wrote:So if I'm understanding you correctly, you wish there were more "frills", more design elements. Basically, you're not into minimalism, that's fine to each his own. But realize that the entirety of the shirt was thought out. All of it was "changed" as you describe it (I would rather call it "created") There were three different versions that had to die for me to arrive at this, and it was my belief that anything "extra" added to this shirt, actually detracted from this shirt.
My neo-baroque, rococo phase ended when I left college, not so say AlvinPing's shirt wasn't good in it's own way, but the message got lost in the details for me. We can both be good artists sitting on opposite sides of the spectrum and still chat at the pub. It's just pictures after all right?
I also believe that a bumper sticker has it's place as a piece of art. Do not tell me what "art" is, tell me what you like about "art". Lumping things into the "art" "not art" piles like that is elitism, the very enemy of creativity.
I guess I am saying that more "frills," as you say, would be better, although I'm not sure if I would like that any more. I guess it just comes down to personal opinion, and mine is that, while, clever, this is bare, simplified, and artless. But that's just me, and clearly there are plenty who disagree. I'm ok with that.
I believe that is the greater scope, lumping things into "art" "not art" piles does inhibit creativity, but individually, it can actually be very helpful in dismissing avenues that the artist feels are uninspiring. For my art, one of those avenues was technology. Other people have made extraordinary pieces using images of technology, but within my own work and what I prefer, it is simple for me to dismiss designs like that immediately, as it holds no interest or possibility of exploration for me. But again, that is a personal choice. One man's art is another man's trash, and vice versa.
When I saw "bumper sticker" I mean that the idea is somewhat shallow, a clever quip that goes no deeper than the surface. To me, true art is multi-faceted, with subtle overtones that speak of greater meaning. That is not to say that other things cannot be art, just that they don't seem great to me. Damn, there goes that personal opinion again. Of course, this is a shirt, not an art contest, so I suppose this whole discussion is somewhat invalid anyways. Hey, good luck.