I was really happy and excited when I completed my latest piece of artwork, Art Frame, and hung it on the wall. I felt that the beautiful frame around the plain white, textured paper would create intrigue and discussion. I was confident that it would quickly become the most talked-about piece of art in our house.
Then, my mother had the idea of putting an orchid plant in front of it.
At first, I was devastated. I was crushed. She had taken my artwork of which I was so proud and rendered it normal. My artistic work was made almost unnoticeable as art. Everything that I had hoped to achieve was practically ruined.
Ruined, or Reinvented?
This unexpected use of my clever piece of art revealed another use. It provided a frame for a 3D object which emphasized its colour and shape. It enhanced the orchid and said, “Hey, this is important!”
Although I didn’t like the idea at first, I quickly warmed to it. Art Frame had found another, more practical purpose.
As somebody whose signature building technique is to let things evolve, I have trouble making a stand against this unanticipated use.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments section at the end of this article.
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