Thursday, January 24, 2008
William Morris...... A watercolor I worked on arches 140 lb cold pressed paper...
Morris' talents were vast... Designer, writer, poet, architect, pattern-maker, painter, social activist, the Arts & Crafts movement, hand craftsmanship, the Kelmscott Press, the Kelmscott Chaucer , tapestry revival, jewelry, stained glass, etc. etc. etc........ He was forever dedicated to quality craftsmanship and beauty.
He did not discriminate between craftsman and artist... to him they were one, on a level playing field. He felt they should be treasured, valued and encouraged.
His influence was far reaching.
He has always inspired me......
A true Artist..... William Morris (1834-1896) English artist, writer, textile designer and socialist.
....see here for a few William Morris designs...
approx. 5" x 7"