The Power of Imperfection
I watched this movie this morning during my workout. It's on Netflix , so if you subscribe you can watch it too. I was struck by the parallels between how they make a Steinway, tuning by ear, doing measurements mostly by eyeball. They hit warm perfection in a Steinway by being just slightly imperfect.
I'm working on a piece with lots of hand lettering. I don't mark out lines. The piece will achieve a kind of harmony that isn't possible if I had simply screen printed computer lettering onto the piece. The irregularities of the human hand give the piece a warmth and vitality.
I'm not done yet, there are still embellishments that I need to add.