Saturday, March 24, 2012
Nothing is perfect- certainly nothing I make. And I don't believe we should pursue or worry about perfection, but it is important to understand the kind of work that is acceptable, and the kind that is not.
I finished carving the top board and was about half way through painting when I realized the right side of the top of the eight was flattened. At first I thought it was kind of an acceptable imperfection among others. By the time I finished the painting it was clear to me that I needed to start again.
Pursuit of perfection? I thought about that for a time, but decided it was not. The imperfection of a free-hand carved number is enough imperfection.
This is a good example of David Pye's workmanship of risk.