The other day, I took a collage class (paper) with Candy Lucas in Auburn, NY. It was an interesting day of cutting pictures out of magazine and catalog pages and putting them together to create some sort of image. This is my result, called "Warning." It was fun, but I think I will stick with fabric. I am uncomfortable with using published images to make my own. It's too close to copyright infringement in my mind. If I know that the pictures are in the public domain and I've acquired them from the public domain—any government publication, for example—then that's one thing. But using things that are covered by an existing copyright, even a small part, makes me wriggle. It's analogous to sampling music. Just how much is "fair use?"

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