I do not copy. I record, preserve, share, crop and edit. Someone else’s work is seen, observed, interpreted differently in my eyes. I celebrate the work of others whether they produced a visual moment and painted tone poem consciously or not. I wonder at someone else’s creativity, at their insight and perception. What were they thinking and saying: this is beautiful, this is not beautiful (rendered with beauty added) or this is all too common and lacks aesthetic integrity.
I am an explorer. I am a seeker. I am not a bullshit artist. I am a realist, a humorist and a preserver/archivist/curator. I am an appreciator. And, I am grateful to others that they had the courage to place their work, knowingly or not, along the path I take on any given day. I am a miracle maker…just look at my discoveries.