Imitation

People say imitation is the greatest form of flattery to people that are just completely fed up and frustrated by others simply copying their lead.  Don’t get me wrong, like anyone I am partial to a little bit of “Replica Furniture” and I love it when one artist pays homage to another in kooky way.

But please.  Chris and I create art and we design products from our imagination, ideas and needs.  We produce endless sketches and experiment with mountains of materials, we take risks and put ourselves out there in an effort to produce something we are proud of and that we feel will be relevant to others.  When we achieve this we are essentially contributing to a greater creative community of artists and designers that do the same thing.  And by this I mean other artists that produce work from their OWN original ideas and hard work. Seeing something new is inspiring.  Art and design is not static, we need new concepts, designs and creations to move forward from the last.  When one artist creates something new they inspire another to do the same or even trigger an idea to experiment with.  This is exciting, this is moving forward, this is contributing to an ever changing and developing art and design culture.  Imitation, practiced within a community of artists and designers, is simply standing still.

I refuse to show images of the actual imitations so the images below are of original Lump works that have been most popular with the imitators.

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  • Installing the custom Faceted Sculpture in Japan. Thrilled. 
#sculpture  #madeinaustralia
  • A very clever installation using our Wire Amplitudes sculptures as wall hangings. We love this look by @ejearchitecture
  • This Grizzly locked and loaded for installation today. Can’t wait to see him in his forever home. 
Thompson Berrill Landscape Design
@ulsgroup
  • Always thrilled to have our work included in the landscape by the very talented @georgiaharperlandscape 
Very impressive by day and by night. See here our Custom pergola, Base planter in white and blue and custom coffee table and host for an Ethanol fire burner. @the_garden_company  @gardens_at_night
  • A beautiful show garden by @mark_browning_design_  featuring a Lump Shard planter in white and a Lump custom pergola. Created for MIFGS 2017. Those were the days. 
#privacyscreen #steelscreen #planter #gardendesign #landscapedesign #showgarden
  • The Blade sculpture has been a popular piece in our collection for many years now. Simple and compact with a beautiful organic reference and nod to nature. 
#cortensteel  #sculpture  #working #metal  #workshop  #landscapedesign  #outdoorart
  • Beautiful location for our Eggular sculpture.  What a dream landscape.  Get in touch, we are still designing and still fabricating with plenty of room for social distance! 
#sculpture  #steel #metalwork  #landscapephotography  #landscapedesign
  • The Jacks sculpture. LOVE this piece. It just left the Lump Studio with a private collector. SO lucky we are still productive at this time. 
#staysafe #stayhealthy #lumplove  #sculpture  #creative  #home
  • The social distancing dance.  Feeling very lucky that we have a workshop large enough to keep our distance. 
#lumplove #sculpture  #socialdistancing  #supportsmallbusiness  #supportlocal  #staysafe  #stayhome  #stayhealthy
  • We make sculptures. That’s what we do. 
#lovewhatyoudo  #sculptures  #sculpturestudio #workshop  #metalwork #cortensteel  #lumplove
  • Simple screen canopy done right. 
@georgiaharperlandscape 
@coolabah_landscapes 
#lasercutscreens  #poolshade  #decorativescreens  #screens  #gardenscreen #steelscreen
  • The internal structure is almost complete. This is the beginning of a big brown bear. Well, at least it’s head anyway. 
Thompson Berrill Landscape Design. 
@ulsgroup 
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