Is it ever politically correct to label a work of art plagiarism? Aren’t most people trying to do something to contribute to society through their own ways of interpretation? Unless the work is blatantly copied word by word or eerily similar from another author, is it possible to brand ideas? What are the sources of ideas if not inspired from the basic human needs of living, breathing and art making?
I dare say nature is the ultimate true artist. I am always immensely moved by nature and the wildly imaginative variations that it takes on. Great works have been erected and inspired by nature. I have had the great fortune of seeing many Gaudi architecture while I was in Spain; the first time I went to Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Família, I was overcome with emotions at the sheer fact that his structures were inspired by the structure of leaves. He had taken the information necessary and translated it into his own language. As Gaudi had once said, “The architect of the future will build imitating Nature, for it is the most rational, long-lasting and economical of all methods.
After all, how can a work of art compare to an organically manifested bioluminescent creature in the deep sea?