Zain Sunstone: capstone
The artist's statement: Where does art take over from purely functional objects? Are they mutually exclusive or do they fall along a spectrum of design and manufacturing decisions? What makes an object beautiful? Is it the smoothness of its lines and curves, its material choices and surface treatments? Where is the disconnect that took us from taking pride in what we make to the production of the cheapest, and often ugliest, functional items? When crafting a tool I try to find a balance between functionality and beauty. I design them to be pleasing to hold and look upon, and instill minor regret ...
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