Image taken from ffffound.com, quoted from markmalazarte.com/jarmuschquote.jpg
“Originality is the art of concealing your sources”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Good artists copy; great artists steal”
– Pablo Picasso
I think it was Gerry Leonardo who told our class that it was okay to “attach” ourselves to another artist, to have a similar visual vocabulary and artistic concerns. It was normal for artists starting out to reference more established artists. But a break must occur, where an artist must find his or her own vision.