Friday, 1 October 2010

Good Taste, Bad Taste?

I came across the work of Jon Male  when I visited Tent last week. My perceptions of good and bad taste were immediately challenged. Jon has recrafted carpet designs that I remember from my childhood, and considered ugly, into something I might desire. When I talked to Jon at the show, he said he had always questioned the use of animal skins as rugs - so he's juxtaposed the two and created something I find a bit disturbing - and I like that.

He's also taken those inlayed pictures you find at bootfairs and charity shops and created beautifully crafted furniture.

So good taste - bad taste ....... I don't know any more..... but these are beautifully crafted pieces and I think they're great.

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