The whole point of free speech is not to make ideas exempt from criticism but to expose them to it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

All art is plagiariatory by definition

Ant Architecture, 2004, 5"x8"


Parenthood Successful, 2007, 3.5"x3"

Parenthood Less Successful, 2007, 3.5"x3"

By capturing the images I have claimed ownership of them, although my contribution took way less work than the creators put into them. I might sell one of these photos. I might gain the admiration (or contempt) of my peers. The only remuneration for a bug/artist is the comfort of one more day of life, or the vague satisfaction that may come to a wasp in the production of another generation. What artist has not borrowed in his production from a previous work performed by an artist far greater?

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