The use of digital technologies in contemporary craft in the US
US based artist and design professor Donald Fortescue discusses recent work by craftspeople in the US which embraces digital technology. He defines the notions of sensuality, narrative and anachronism in this work and argues that digital technology is congruent with the core values of the crafts. He concludes that the challenge for artists and designers is to understand and become fluent not only with the technologies themselves but the meanings they carry with them.
The wildLIFE Project is a body of work that serves to illustrate and project to its viewers the plight of elephants and rhinoceros. These animals are being killed off in alarming numbers for their ivory and their horns, only to serve the vain needs of humans. This work is to be exhibited alongside an interpretive exhibition that will show graphs, maps, photos and videos that serves to educate the viewer further, with the intent of educating them about the vulnerability of these animals. This project will also bring awareness to the problem of wild animal poaching and the need for wildlife protection.