|Forum topic by EPJartisan||posted 351 days ago||1330 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
351 days ago
So here is a piece of CNC made art.. i agree this is art given a recent debate here on LJ’s which still bugs me.
This image is not distorted…the designer took an image of an existing cabinet.. modified the picture.. then printed it into 3D via CNC machine.
The thing that bugs me is this…. the comparison of CNC to hand crafted work… there is no comparison. This piece, in certain articles…. is being promoted as “intricately carved” and “hand crafted.” This bugs the hell out of me, even if I am blown away by the over all piece of work. Should it be glorified as much as if this was hand carved… NO absolutely not… the years of skill and dedication and talent of master carvers across the world are shamefully belittled.
I feel the same way about Giclee prints… cool concept.. great media… NOT PAINTING! NOT PRINTMAKING… it is a computer printing … great images.
Some people say it is not the path one takes to get to the art… as long as you get to the art…. I say ONLY if you are solely interested in the final image it produces… otherwise art is about the balance of artistic talent.. the labor and the dedication of the artist’s mind and hands… AND the final product that creates value. Anyone with an iPad can make a “water lilies” by Monet… but will they know why the heavily textured paint catches the light.. will they understand how to mix the colors rather than pick them from a menu…. there is a human element to art.. a connection from the artists hand into your life, knowing a real hand made this.
So this product.. as a CNC machined piece of Oak… that only took a few hours to carve and no ones hands touched it until the sanding part… it is cool.. and can now be hand made, just for you.. by a real life computer at your local Ikea store… (joking of course.)
-- ~ Eric P Jorgenson: Jorgenson Design