Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Pastiche: A pastiche is an imitation and/or a hodge-podge. It is used in the art to describe a derivative work that might also combine several styles. Whether the intent is to emphasize the derivative/imitative quality or the mish-mash/composite quality, or a little of both, the connotation is always negative.
That's not the point, as you know very well. These are pastiches. But the paintings I saw that night at your show, I remember them all those years later. ... Because those paintings were not pastiches. They were you.

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