It’s always interesting to see what post brings a large amount of comments and what they are. My post on Monday brought in quite a few responses.
Words can be interrupted in so many ways, lots of you mentioned the word “ signature “, to me this speaks of a way of thinking, living your life, expressing yourself, and of course your style. It doesn’t mean you always say, do or think the same thing every day.
Your style always gets filtered through your esthetic, your way of living, and even your politics. I am not who I was a year ago or 10 or 30 years ago. I still like roasted chicken and to play in the garden, but I am stripping moldings on a job today where I wouldn’t have a year ago. This is because as long as we are alive, curious, and keep absorbing we keep evolving.
I think that if you have a strong sense of your core and what you believe in, you tend to stay within certain principles whatever they may be. Personally I think that if you go against your principles you are doing an injustice to yourself and to your core.
When I was young I didn’t have a smidge of the experiences or the knowledge that I have now and when I look back at my work that I did 30 years ago I can see it lacked depth. It was good at the time but it didn’t travel well. I think knowing more, experiencing more, and being much more open minded about different points of views, have made my work not get caught in particular a time slot.
I don’t know that I agree with all of the comments, but I certainly agree that unless we all communicate how we feel we stay isolated within our design community.
Thank you for the lively converstaion!