If you carve a statue out of wood, there is a good chance that the material and the tool will be obvious and visible. You can hide the effects of the tool by refining and refining, but you can’t make the wood not like wood. All you can do is make the statue more like a statue. You do that by refining. That it is made of wood is simply the restricting factor. Your tool is not meant to be the point.
In my latest blog post, ‘Character and emotion: minimalism with passion’, I discuss minimalism and the prevailing wisdoms regarding minimal things. I mostly focus on process and product, and hardly mention anything about style. That is, if you’re at home wondering, a kind of concept I like to make clear.
I’d love to have a discussion about this.