Measurement is everywhere. Statistics. Logarithms. Math matters.
Until it doesn’t.
When Rhonda came to help me sew my pieces together, she asked: “What is the distance between each piece that is sewn?” I handed her the piece of paper in the photo. No ruler. No number. It’s what FELT right to me.
not so much.
But altogether it feels right to me. And that’s what matters.
It brings to mind a recollection from years ago when I was just starting art school. The head of the school spoke to us all, on day one, roughly these words: “Probably most of your parents are wondering what you are doing in art school, maybe wishing you were going into medicine or law. But as I stand here, I ask you, how many names of famous lawyers can you list? Doctors? Now, how many famous artists?”
Artists touch people. It’s their emotions that are affected. How it feels.