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We were all there at one time or another: sitting in our bedroom floor drawing comic book characters or staring at paintings and trying to make ours look exactly the same. It seems the beginning of anyone’s journey into art and design always starts by looking at what is out there and trying to make the same thing. The problem is when that first step never goes away.
This week Ryan and Garreth sit down to rethink ripping people off. Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but when someone tries to make a career out of it, there is much more lost than can ever be gained. Maybe the shortcut gets you where you want to be more quickly, but also, the things you skip in the process may actually be a large part of what you aspire to do.
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Our award-winning film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more on Vimeo!