As I’ve been working on my portrait mural of Kirk Reeves at 430 NE Lloyd over the last week or so, the question of appropriation has come up many times and in a variety of forms.
In business, it’s very useful to know how to politely but firmly tell people that they’re being rude or incompetent. En affaires, il est très utile de savoir comment dire poliment aux autres que leur comportement est désagréable ou incompétent.
While it’s pleasing to think that so many people like my unfinished work, I’m not ready to call it “good enough” and quit working on the Kirk Reeves mural.
Because working on a mural has changed my perspective.
Because, although it may not be immediately clear how the portrait of a man I knew only slightly is personal for me, it really is. Parce que, même si ce n’est pas tout de suite évident comment le portrait d’un homme que je connaissais à peine est personnel pour moi, il l’est.
A project like the Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t get done by one person alone.
So if I don’t talk with you as I’m working on the Kirk Reeves mural, that’s why!
Last month, my partner and I flew out to New Jersey to celebrate. David’s parents had a beautiful party for their 50th anniversary and for our wedding, marking love that’s lasted and love that’s just beginning.
Because I’ve been asked the question enough times as I am working to know you might be wondering too.
After more than a year of prep work, today I start the mural itself. Après plus d’un an de préparations, aujourd’hui je commence la murale elle-même.
Pourquoi vous ne croyez probablement pas que le droit d’auteur est valable ou correcte, et ce que vous devriez faire à ce sujet.
This is Charlotte Hager’s work, and in a very real way I am too. When she complimented me recently, I learned a valuable lesson.