I'm Andy, on-again, off-again dabbler in various media. I keep coming back to #printmaking and decided to set up an alt for posting (and following) #linocut / #blockprint art and whatever other visual-media creative endeavors I get up to.
that said, y'all should know by now that i am absolutely 100% for artists getting recognition and paid for the work they do.
however, if you create something intangible like an art challenge, and release it out into the wild for others to join in... you can't really own that anymore, you can only take credit for starting it.
you gotta let it go, it's become its own thing, bigger than you, bigger than anyone. it's part of the community.
retroactive gatekeeping (esp for profit) is shitty
I'm willing to give Jake Parker some benefit of the doubt when he says "It wasn't me, it was the golem I created by hiring a trademark lawyer," although I find it odd that anyone would pay a lawyer hundreds of dollars an hour without keeping track of exactly what the hell they're up to and why.
yikes, guess the guy that started #Inktober decided to trademark the term and have his lawyer go after all the artists using it to sell their work from the open event, don’t do capitalism folks it rots your brain! 😬
If you haven't checked out the Snake Post Office Zine that @Quixote171 put together with contributions from across the fediverse, what are you even doing with your life? Here's my contribution, a woodcut of the titular post office in Milton, NC, which is indefinitely closed due to an alleged snake infestation. #snakepostoffice
In typical fashion my hyperfocus has swung away from printmaking at the moment and back over to music. In case it's of any interest, I post my music stuff (mostly banjo so far) over at @mayor
In case it's not obvious, my attempt at #linocut #inktober was completely derailed about 1/3 in, but that's OK; some other big (albeit non-printmaking) stuff has been percolating in the second half of this month, and the prints I did post to instagram landed me an (unpaid) commission, which I'm happy to do (it's part of a community oral history project.)
Printmaking, et cetera.
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