“There is no word for ‘art.’ The paddle that you hold up when approaching a village identifies who you are, just as when you paddle through the water it lets the killer whales and the seals know who you are.”
- paraphrased from the Tlingit tribe quote on the video at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska
Just because something is beautiful doesn’t make it art. And just because something is functional doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. I love how this idea connects to the concept of the Working Web.
(Image above from ArtsNorth – The Art of Daniel Hoffay)