Commissioning any piece of work is very different from purchasing. Purchasing is an event.
Commissioning is a process. Purchasing requires a credit card. Commissioning requires understanding, imagining and creating in a co-operative venture with an artisan. In essence, it requires the luxury of embracing a specific culture and ethic.
The most gifted artist cannot possibly know what our vision is if we are incapable
of describing it clearly. And to describe it clearly, we must know it our self.
One who is not prepared to invest of himself to know himself would be better off purchasing. Though, it is rumored that some things cannot be purchased.
What is in a name?
What is in a label?