Princess Petal

I am happy for you to copy, display, and use my work, and you are welcome to create derivative works from my images, words, and videos. I would love it if you gave me credit when you do so.

If you’re interested in my portrait work, please be aware that the subjects have rights to their likenesses. To contact one of them in order to obtain permission for a project involving a likeness, email me!

I am passionate about building a world where artists and creativity both thrive, and, as far as I can tell, that’s a world without copyright. If you’re interested in learning more about why viewing cultural expression as intellectual property is problematic, I would recommend:

- this documentary which features many important free culture advocates.
- this book by the inventor of Creative Commons, Lawrence Lessig.
- this blog post of mine which lays out in detail how an artist makes a living without copyright.

For more about why and how to uncopyright your work, including plenty of vlogs like this one in which I talk about what I’d do if someone were to use my work commercially and not share any of the profit with me, please visit this section of my blog.

Last April I spoke at TEDxGeneva about the importance of imitation. The video of the talk is at left, and working on it inspired me to write a book about why I put my art in the public domain and why you might want to as well. To be notified when it comes out, please email me and I’ll put you on my mailing list.