shaker aestheticsin paring it back to its simplest form you find god.similar sense in zen carpentry.
mmm... thanks Mon.This is a pretty interesting topic...Compare/ contrast Modernism- is it basically just a secular form of Shaker?Equally pious, but even more sanctimonious, I think.I dont think you can ever actually eschew decoration when trying to make a pleasing object. Because it resides 'in the eye'. The simplicity itself becomes a decorative feature. Sometimes more garish than tinsel!I love Shaker aesthetic- but if its objective was to be modest-I think it failed-spectacularly!I keep coming back to this topic here; Simplexity, NoAesthetics, Modernism, Shakerhmm should have made this a post really!