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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  • Available for the first time is Australia Made in Australia. From Australian Steel.  Get in touch, we know you want it. 
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  • Square Tube Rusted. 
#dreamsdocometrue #lovewhatyoudo #metalwork #workshop #sculpture  #fencingposts  #poolfence #radialtimber #replacement
  • It’s finally here! Corten Steel Square Hollow Section. Have the same natural rusted finish on your frames and structural work as you do on the decorative work. Available at Lump. 
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  • True North. 
Looking in the right direction. 
@naturform  @satterleyvic  @satterleyAU @ourtruenorth 
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  • Now there’s some landscaping in place True North is really popping. 
Thanks for the pic and the update @naturform 
@satterleyvic 
@satterleyAU
@ourtruenorth
  • Now there’s some landscaping in place True North is really popping. 
Thanks for the pic and the update @naturform 
@satterleyvic 
@satterleyAU
@ourtruenorth 
#sculpture #publicsculpture #entrancesculpture  #outdoorsculpture
  • Designed and fabricated by us @lumpsculpture “True North”  Installed as the entrance piece for the True North development by @satterleyvic  @satterleyAU  @ourtruenorth 
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  • Piece by piece the sculpture is lifted into place. “True North”  Installed as the entrance piece for the True North development by @satterleyvic  @satterleyAU  @ourtruenorth 
#sculpture  #entrance  #publicart #publicsculpture  #lovewhatyoudo  #nightsky
  • With the final touches completed “True North” is finally locked and loaded.  Installed as the entrance piece for the True North development by @satterleyvic  @satterleyAU  @ourtruenorth 
#sculpture  #entrance  #publicart #publicsculpture  #lovewhatyoudo  #nightsky
  • You could not take the smiles off our faces. Thank you Michael Hill @sculpturebythesea  and Peter Boardman your insight is invaluable and greatly appreciated. #spotthekids @dekkard42  #shouldtheybeclimbingonthat  #gibbsfarm #gibbsfarmsculpturepark  #sculpture #andygoldsworthy  #neildawson  #gerryjudah  #bernarvenet
  • The sheer size of the sculptures at #gibbsfarm is completely overwhelming  #richardserra  #mastersculptor #richardserrasculpture #spotthekids @dekkard42  #littlelumps #lumplove #dreamcometrue  #sculpturepark  #livingthedream
  • When the biggest sculptures you have ever seen are dwarfed by the rolling landscape your at #Gibbsfarm mind blown.  #anishkapoor  #spotthekids @dekkard42 
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