: the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization
Full Definition of ETHOS
: the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution
the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.
synonyms: spirit, character, atmosphere, climate, prevailing tendency, mood, feeling, temper, tenor, flavour, essence, quintessence
As the school year comes to a close, I have been updating all of my social media sites/bios/profiles/etc. to reflect where I am at in life. Inchbald is slowly moving into the archives while new adventures await me and challenge my curiosity.
Part of this updating-my-life is writing a new statement on my Profile Page on lorienhall.com. I have been doing some mental note taking these past several days as to what I want to say about who I am and what I believe as a landscape and garden design. What is my ethos?
A few key points come to mind as I have thought through this - I highly value raw nature - I want to work on projects connected to raw nature. And with interesting architecture. I value quality design, quality project management and quality materials. It doesn't need to be luxury, but well thought-out. I enjoy wonder and originality, while still feeling grounded and sensible. I want to be a part of a team that will do the job right, do the job justice and in doing so everyone involved feels a sense of accomplishment and pride.
I want to work on projects and with clients who allow me to be a creative and work through the creative process properly...lots of time on site for understanding, time back in the studio/workshop building scratch models, exploring with materials and testing out ideas.
In effect, I want to be a part of something bigger than myself - something that will make an important difference to the lives of my clients and the lives of everyone I work with.
And to my own life as well.
I don't know if I fit that all in, or any of it in for that matter in my new Profile - but this is what it now says:
What do you think? Maybe I should just copy and paste what I wrote in this post and use that instead! Ha. To see the profile in context, go to lorienhall.com and click on "profile" under the "info" tab.