Imitation is the Sincerest Blah Blah Blah

An open letter to the anonymous “XYZ”, who sent me a link to the website of another person making robots from found objects:
Yes, I am very familiar with the artist in question. We met a couple of times in St. Louis, have corresponded on several occasions, and she has purchased two Fobots from me. I have no problem with her making found object robots. She is not copying my designs, and she seems like a lovely person. I did have an issue in the past with someone who was attempting to copy my designs EXACTLY–I think we can all agree that that is wrong. But there are a number of people making work similar to mine now–I guess that’s just the price of success. Good luck to them. In the meantime, I will continue to try and create the most innovative designs I can, using the coolest materials I can find, putting them together as sturdily as possible, and letting the public decide which ones they want.MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

5 Responses to “Imitation is the Sincerest Blah Blah Blah”

  1. 1 Jim Behrens
    April 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    You have a great attitude, Amy. Best wishes to you and your right-hand man!

    • 2 artgirlraleigh
      April 17, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks Jim–hey, are you the Jim Behrens that’s Phil’s cousin? I assume so, but I’m also assuming that there are more than one Jim Behrens’s out there…

  2. 3 Me
    May 1, 2013 at 10:49 am

    “Found” art robot sculptures have been done for a long time-a lot of people do have different takes some better than others. The AVAM has some great old ones. Hopefully everyone knows it’s hard to ever have any truly new art!

  3. May 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    And now, with this response, I will follow you forever. 😉

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