Monday, August 29, 2011

"Nadia Russ is the person..." V. Witman

Nadia Russ is the person, in which all my dreams when I think of visual arts... And when I think of her, visual arts grow dull...

V. Witman (gallerist in 1989-1991 of art gallery Aktsia in Moscow, which exhibited Nadia's artwork and other prominent artists such as Anatoly Zverev),
Cologne, Germany

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Zentangle? This is amazing..." Leo B.

Zentangle? This is amazing, low life. What others say on IP subject:
--If you plagiarize others' techniques, you steel their emotions and tell your spectators a lie with your work. Works as such equal zero. Wu Guan-Zhong
--It's a shallow victory to bask in another's battle. Dorenda Crager Watson
--Stealing ideas from contemporaries is rude and tasteless. Stealing from the long dead is considered literary and admirable. The same is true of grave-robbing. Loot your local cemetery and find yourself mired in social awkwardness. But unearth the tomb of an ancient king and you can feel free to pop off his toe rings. You'll probably end up on a book tour, or bagging an honorary degree or two.  N.D. Wilson
--Gathering your own reference materials, sketches and using your own imagination is going to help you grow as an artist far more than stealing someone else's work. Bonnie Hamlin
--Plagiarize, plagiarize, / Let no man's work evade your eyes, / Remember why the good Lord made your eyes, / Don't shade your eyes, / But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize. / Only be sure to call it research. Tom Lehrer.  (Call it research, DO NOT CALL IT INVENTION!)
--You can steal a man's bolts, but you can't steal his thunder. Ed Zerne

More?  For now, enough. Shame on you, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
Leo B. NJ/  08.28.2011