There's grace in using plain materials.
Weird and ugly ones, too.
People say our world was changed forever by printing, just waiting for its first big hit. But back then, no one was writing in English - it was Latin in church, and French for poems: English was just a grubby language for the poor.
Until Chaucer took it to the level of art.
Heston Blumenthal convinced people to pay top-dollar for school dinners. Others plate up junk food like pros.
Lady Gaga wore cured meat as couture.
Chris Ofili paints with shit; Emin recreated her bed.
How we see something changes how we see it.
Ugly's just waiting to be beautiful.
image: Patrick Tourneboeuf