Max Creasy documents the ad hoc, contemporary vernacular furniture he encountered in Crete.  Ingenious, surprising, often surprisingly solid, many of the pieces he finds express what Richard Wentworth has termed 'making do and getting by'.  Yet in their functional lack of concern for conventional aesthetics so many of these things become quite beautiful; mixing materials and metaphors, unselfconsciously arranging objects and containers like an artwork - a Morandi or a surrealist tableaux.   http://maxcreasy.com/    © Max Creasy

Max Creasy documents the ad hoc, contemporary vernacular furniture he encountered in Crete.  Ingenious, surprising, often surprisingly solid, many of the pieces he finds express what Richard Wentworth has termed 'making do and getting by'.  Yet in their functional lack of concern for conventional aesthetics so many of these things become quite beautiful; mixing materials and metaphors, unselfconsciously arranging objects and containers like an artwork - a Morandi or a surrealist tableaux.

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 "My girlfriend and I went to Crete on holiday a few weeks ago. The Greeks spoke a strong language with their improvised use of materials. They solve problems with a very rudimentary logic."  © Max Creasy

"My girlfriend and I went to Crete on holiday a few weeks ago.
The Greeks spoke a strong language with their improvised use of materials. They solve problems with a very rudimentary logic."

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