[extropy-chat] Art - Wither Thou Goest?
bret at bonfireproductions.com
Fri Jul 23 13:24:53 UTC 2004
I see my art as my local intelligence manipulating a miniscule part of
the greater intelligence of the universe. It expresses an idea. The
idea is still mine, even though I put the energy out there for others.
It is an intellectual footprint, if you will.
So if that art really "does something" for people, then I would want as
many people to have it as possible. If it transcends, then I would want
it to transcend financial and physical barriers as well.
That being said, I'd want my idea to be free, and most importantly -
copied in exacting accuracy.
Ten years ago getting a work copied in good detail was harder than
today. Even today 2d works are difficult to match outside of their
medium (say a photographic print of an oil painting) because the
reproducing form does not capture the original character. I had an
inter-negative postscript process I developed, and only recently have
6-color printers been able to re-create a similar depth of tone.
But what if this replicator in the article could pour over my
sculpture, and reproduce it in a slab of marble that came from the same
If I had time to go over it and touch it up, I'd give it my approval I
People are going to copy a good idea. It is a human trait. The best you
can do is charge where you can, what you feel is right. If a
multinational wants your work in a commercial, or a collector "must
have" it, then they pay a price. This return on your work provides
capital to drive your newer projects. If done properly, you stay ahead
of the curve.
That's my two kopeks worth.
On Jul 22, 2004, at 2:15 AM, Olga Bourlin wrote:
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