Ari S. Pescovitz

fine art, metalsmithing, and design

The pleasure to be found in objects of great beauty and ornament is produced either by invention
and the working of the intellect, or by the hand of the craftsman, or it is imbued naturally in the
objects themselves. The intellect is responsible for choice, distribution, arrangement, and so on,
which give the work dignity; the hand is responsible for laying, joining, cutting, trimming, polishing,
and such like, which give the work grace; the properties derived from Nature are weight, lightness,
density, purity, durability, and the like, which brings the work admiration.
— Leon Battista Alberti