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Display Name: myfanwy
Member Since: 1/23/10

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@Kay - It's not elitism. Artists do draw inspiration from multiple sources, but fuse it into a unique artwork using their own perspective. (Well, at least the good artists do.) Of course no artist works in a cultural vacuum. Placing it as a black-or-white choice between total originality vs blatant plagiarism is over-simplification and not indicative of how the creative process works at all.

By all means, use the artists listed above to inspire you to create something original of your own. However, copying someone's artwork without understanding or acknowledging the meaning behind it just renders it into decoration. You may as well just put a quote in a foreign language on your wall because you like the shapes of the letters.

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2/15/10 01:29 PM

I live and work with my SO, and we commute together (obviously). It's a small workplace so we interact frequently and work together on jobs as well as eat lunch together. Sometimes it can feel a little claustrophobic, but we have a definite transition from work to play - the drive home and subsequent shower and change serve as a decompression zone and a way to shift into our "dating" personalities from "coworker". It's important for me to get out of the house - the university is nearby as well as a local coffee shop and some small stores that provide diversions. Honestly, most of the time I don't realize how much time we spend together until I have to talk about it, since we have pretty compatible interests and personalities, and are each other's peers as well as partners.

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2/4/10 11:59 AM

The Frontier Centre is a super right-wing think tank here in Canada, so there may be an agenda at work here. At any rate, I know I won't be buying a house anytime soon...

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2/3/10 05:15 PM

I signed up specifically to leave a comment here. I'm disappointed that Apartment Therapy chose this image. I'm bombarded with sexualized and objectified photos of women enough without being subject to it here as well.

The picture shows a stereotype of the Asian female as sexually submissive and available. I apologize, but just because you don't think that it's objectifiying doesn't mean that it isn't. Please don't attack and attempt to silence those of us voicing our opinion simply because you don't agree with it.

Apartment Therapy - Apology accepted, although linking to the other art pictures is disingenuous. The amount of clothing in a photo is not the only metric in determining whether a photo is appropriate or not, and the intent of this picture is very different than the human furniture series.

Definitely, there are ad campaigns which are way more offensive. But just because this is less blatant doesn't mean that we should shut up and accept it.

Again, I'm not mad...just disappointed.

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1/23/10 12:45 AM