Chat with me.
Sometimes it just feels grand to sit and marvel at what one creator can do. When I think about The Muppets, I am flabbergasted to remember that all of this came from Jim Henson’s mind, eye, and heart.
It can also be a pleasure to see how someone else’s idea is perceived by another creator. Mash-up artist Pogo has been remixing icons of Disney for half a decade now. It seems right that he would turn his imaginative gaze towards Jim Henson’s creations.
What do you think when one artist builds* on the idea of another artist? Is there a way to do it that’s respectful of original work? Is there a time and a place to question that respect through the creation of new art on an older idea?
(*I’m not talking about theft here— I feel very strongly about creator’s rights and attribution. On Bluebird Blvd., we follow the Curator’s Code.)