I once asked a blacksmith buddy about accuracy in his work. He explained quite simply that if something he creates doesn’t turn out perfect, then it becomes “art” and everyone in his shop laughed.
Then, just a few days back, I received a birthday present that contradicted the logic above and sparked the debate again. The gift was a handmade cutting board that, in my opinion, is an example of a perfectly crafted piece of art. Pictures don’t do it justice. You have to run your fingers along the surface and study the joints to get a real sense of the attention to detail.
As usual, I haven’t come to any conclusion. Just more speculation and gibberish. The important thing is that I’m the proud new owner of a cutting board that’s just as interesting as the food it will be used to create. Which, in the end, all amounts to some kind of creative endeavor that will make people happy. Which is ultimate goal here, right? Happiness?