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I'm enjoying the hijacking of Mike's thread as much as the next,but for the sake of clarity ...and a good brawl,maybe we could "take it outside" the scroll thread. Just a few starter questions and observations, What drives YOU in your work? Why violins? What are the big ideas behind your work as an artist? ..or artisan? How is your work diffrent from others that you admire or distain? What goals do you set for the next work? What were the causes of change in your work? Who's Art do you admire? ( Gissla Magdalin Moyer, on the web...(link man where are you?) is one of my personal favorites. I've watched her change dramiticaly in the last 30 yrs ,yet still carry a constant thread)) A major learning/turning point in my journey as an Artist/artisan was watching an old(87) man split firewood,Ever so slowly,he'd tetter forward ,tip a piece of wood up verticaly ,rotate the natural split toward him in a back and forth wiggly motion that also seated the wood, step back ,slowly raise the axe, until .....THWAP! like a bullet ,the piece of wood, almost magicly sprung appart. .....a vernacular "dance."of sorts if you will ...35 yrs later I'm still trying to emulate ol' Oscar Pigion. R.I.P. One of the reasons I choose to make Violins as a new path of personal growth is that they are not high art ....but rather humble and plain...I like simple yet subtle. I believe that "High art" can leave a person, at times, feeling isolated,if the Art is overworked or labored, or overly intelectual,without connecting to local memes. That said, I also can not argue against it's ability to lead ,inspire, and evoke emotion on a big picture level.hence the need for the deffinition. Since the heart and mind would seem to direct the eye and hand,I think this could be a productive discussion ....the real question becomes what guides your work?and is it art? please discuss.or drop like a hot rock, your call.