Well tonight I got into major clean-up and organize mode and found the scrap where I'd scribbled a quotation from the Alexander McQueen retrospective exhibition, "Savage Beauty" held at the Met this past summer.
You've got to know the rules to break them. That's what I'm here for, to demolish the rules, but keep the tradition. -- Alexander McQueen
Here's a beautiful example of this, scanned badly from a postcard I purchased in the gift shop:
Dress, Voss, Spring/Summer 2001
Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red
Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010
Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Do you agree? What rules should we, as artists, know, then break? Are they the rules of traditional quilt making? The rules of design such as composition, line, and color? When do you feel you've learned enough of the rules? Do you care about rules?