I believe that technical mastery is crucial to the crafting of a meaningful and functional piece, enabling the design process to flow freely while staying rooted in the crafting process. This is not achieved simply by learning a syllabus and taking an exam. It is instead honed through the process of learning, practicing, crafting, making mistakes, going back to the drawing board, iterating and repeating this cycle. It is through the rigorous application of this cycle that technical mastery is achieved, and noteworthy pieces are born. It is a cycle I have long been enthralled by and am continually involved in. It is my engine of growth.
The more complicated and challenging a project is,
the more interested I am.