Here it is before:
I also made two Day of the Dead ATCs for a swap (even though that holiday is in November!)
The first is Frida inspired:
"Frida on White Bench" photograph by Nickolas Muray, 1939
And the second was from an image I found on the web:
Here is the original:
I found it at this site. But it does not appear to be that individual's own art. So I'm not sure who should get the credit. There is a signature that I can't make out to google... so if you know who this belongs to please let me know! Its beautiful, isn't it.
I hesitated posting this, since there was an interesting post on another artist's blog yesterday about plagiarism. She had found art that was very similar to her own, obviously copy work, yet it still had individual touches and translations of the copying artist. The artist of the original piece wondered if it was plagiarism since it was so similar. Not wanting to be one to jump to conclusions, I googled the subject to see if others were doing similar zentangles. I ended up finding the blog of the artist who copied the work. Immediately below her image she explained that the credit should go to the original artist, who she named. When I saw this, I went back to leave a comment on the original artist's post stating that she had been given credit, so what was the problem? It was an honest question, that I did not receive a reply to. Interestingly enough, my comment was not published either. hmmm. I've been taught that as long as you give a citation and don't claim the idea as your own - then it is not plagiarism. I've also been taught that if you don't have all the information, such as the image above, that you provide all the information that you can. This is not simply polite blogging - but what academically is acceptable. So, even though my image is very closely copied to the original, I still do not think it is plagiarism if I provide credit to the original. Apparently, from the post I saw yesterday, this opinion is not always shared.
What are YOUR thoughts on the matter?