To Steal Or Not To Steal #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #copy #photocopiers #plagiarism #ripoff #truestory Copying 🎨 has come up in my feed. Let's talk about it. I spent hours in the print and drawing room copying masters in the day. I also drew clothing by designers. I used to think drawing was the only thing you couldn't rip off but so not true. You can rip off people's styles pretty easily and often unknowingly. This button was made @lameduserecousue in Canada. A gift I love and asked "Can I produce these in Africa?" In April in Paris I went to see the #SheilaHicks show. Sheila Hicks makes pretty much these exact same sculptures except they are the size of stones or as big as small boulders. Sheila doesn't know Lamby and Lamby has never seen her works. This happens a lot. More rare than copying a speech word for word but imagine if the leaders of the "free"
world are getting away with it then Instagram is another free form of filing for ideas for many artists. Teachers sent me to the library or museum to go look at specific artists to see how either they did it better, how I was similar, or just simply how it's done. #ElizabethGilbert wrote a book called Big Magic that spoke about how if you have an idea it's guaranteed that somebody else has the same exact idea and if you don't do it they will. Trust me, they do. When I am using universal crafting methods for my medium I try very hard not to rip people off. Nobody owns art methods, it's what you do/say that makes it special. I have tried so many times to accomplish this little button bead but mine never look as good or has the same weight. Collaborations are also tricky because who's art is it? At that point you don't care because it's the art...Art is competition. Your teachers are contending for the same galleries. Competition is good. It creates awareness opportunity sales jobs even when a few people corner the market they don't corner the world it's round. A kid shop lifted from my store. Her parents turned her in. The child cried when I said "Let me go out of business because I have bad ideas not because you steal from me" #domesticgraffitiartist #redandwhite #silkscreen #like #comment #tag Copy That