It’s a sign of love.
It would appear I’m not the only person having a love affair with 4 letter words.
Rugby based artist Andy Willett makes illuminated marquee letters and signs to order. The wonders of the 4 letter word are endless, and so it seems, are the talents of this man.
I commissioned Andy to make these illuminated LOVE letters. Now in place, the sign takes centre stage right above my studio door casting its ethereal light across the warehouse and unbelievably, managing to demand more attention than myself!
It’s wonderful to find such a talented craftsman who stands for the values of the handmade.
We live in a culture where mass-production erases the value of a product, leaving little thought for the actual work, time and passion that goes into making it. So few people know how to ‘make’ that they have no appreciation for the real value of what they are buying.
It’s nice to find an artist making a stand (and a living!) against our consumer culture, bringing the artisan back and hopefully the value and importance of craftsmanship.
In Andy’s words ‘It’s the little errors and idiosyncrasies that make handmade work so unique and personal.’
I also built In Her Glory on this basis, I want to offer people the chance to be involved in the ‘making process’ of what they are ordering and in doing so hopefully making each cushion personal and unique… a story for every customer (gayness).
Nothings better than commissioning something to be made just for you or someone you love. It’s unique, and to me, shows a level of thought and care that shop bought things will never posses.
Okay rant over, I’m thrilled to own such a beautiful piece of work and hopefully this teeny tiny piece of waffle on my weeny winy blog will support and encourage other artists just like Andy and myself.
SPREAD THE LOVE x