Daily Draw: Fairy Tarot Cards, Three of Autumn
This craftsman fairy is hard at work creating three crystal cassia lilies. His plain and functional work wear contrasts with the sparkling crystal. The object de art that he cares about is the one emerging at his fingertips not himself.
The jaunty acorn atop the worker's hat hints at a playful nature. Perhaps it makes him merry so he does a better job. This reminds me that the most improbable things can be made special with a little creative flourish. Mighty oaks grow and all that...
Craft is a starting place, a set of possibilities.
It avoids absolutes, certainties, over-robust definitions, solace.
It offers places, interstices, where objects and people meet.
It is unstable, contingent.
It is about experience. It is about desire.
It can be beautiful.
Edmund De Waal, 1964 -