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PARASITE decoded


Greg Ruth

Let me begin to confess the obvious that I adore movies, and always have since I was very young. ADORE THEM. They were and remain for me a place of respite and escape but also where I found myself engaged in a way that helped build my passion for stories and narratives that now occupy most of my working life as an adult. They always made me want to draw and paint and back then-…

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Muses vs. Pirates


Kristine Poole

February 20, 2020 - Go get ‘em Tiger !!! “I want to let you know that _______ on Instagram is ripping you off making human animals.” So began an email we received. As one should, we checked out the noted Instagram account and found that yes, indeed, this artist was making animal-headed humans. The sculptures were well done, and clearly their own inspiration. We responded to the initial email expressing our gratitude for their concern and for alerting us to a potential copyist, but also noted that people have been creating animal-headed humans for thousands of years and that we are far from the first (or last) artists in this era to do so. Their response? “Oh darn. She’s ripping me off too and I hoped you’d go after her.” Hmmmm. Inspiration and influence vs. copying and pirating -…

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