Teaching with the Hand

Laura Kishikmoto’s Medusa
Today, new models emanating from art and design are helping us to live and work more flexibly, effectively, and meaningfully in a world that is rapidly changing and economically challenging. We need confident, creative, and nimble thinkers who can navigate circuitous complexity. The meandering lines of Laura Kishikmoto’s (BFA 2013 Furniture Design) beautiful object Medusa, symbolically illustrate this kind of agility, where transparent lines still achieve solid form, punctuated by highlights all along the way. Our economies, our cultural entities, and even our own constructed lives require generative contributions that, rather than seek a single answer or follow a mapped path, open many doors of possibility and often benefit from the surprised of serendipity.

Rosanne Somerson: