Abstract Art: some find it really exciting, others come out with a trite phrase about their 5 year old and think that they're being smart!!! (Oh my pet hate is the overuse of trite idioms!! please...never EVER tell me I stepped upto the plate and nailed it! Those things break when nailed!)
I love the variety of abstract art, and how it all came about, and all the different kinds of ingenuity that abstract artists have devised...and I'm starting a new Abstract Art for Quiltmakers class this Friday with the Academy of Quilting (AQ) - please check it out if you're interested.
One of the things that I do in the class is show how one can be inspired by a great artist, without copying from them. I had an email recently from someone who is very inspired by a certain artist but hesitates to use any of that artist's techniques or ideas, lest she be accused of copying.