Upping the Ante
Now the Artist, pausing before revealing to the Evil Plagiarist what she had done, did browse once more the Evil Plagiarist’s utterances upon YeFacebooke. (The Artist and her friends were, I did mention, right Sneaky, and had some time past tracked down the Evil Plagiarist upon YeFacebooke and had verily been keeping a Beady Eye upon her).
And it should be said that the three paintings that the Evil Plagiarist had painted, were done in the year of 2011 AD (and some more mice added upon a time perhaps in 2012 AD). And since that time it seemed that the Evil Plagiarist had painted but one more Medusa painting, and it was not copied from one of the Artist’s paintings, and that one was right bad, even more than the others.
However, it happened and ’twas only Last Night, that the Evil Plagiarist did write and post many more things about her Medusa Paintings on YeFacebooke. And she did upload the same paintings all over again, and she did ask for comments, and she did say that she was indeed painting many more Medusa paintings. She did also say that she had, verily, a wonderful sense of imagination and when the Artist read that she knew that it was right Bollocks.
But the most important thing the Evil Plagiarist did say was that the next painting would be about A Day of Bad Hair for Medusa, where she would try to dry her snakes with a Hairdryer. And the Artist was right irritated when she read this, because she had indeed painted that picture also:
And though the Artist did paint this picture over a decade ago, yet it is verily her Biggest Seller in prints upon that most noble website Etsy.com, and many people have been right amused by this one.
And so did the Artist think to change her tactics and did decide that it was time for the Naming and Shaming of the Evil Plagiarist, and to this end has she made amusing placards and posted them around the InterWeb. And she would be right pleased if her Friends and the Followers of her humble Blog could aid her in forwarding these placards to all of their friends and so on until the Evil Plagiarist is indeed Named and Shamed.
And the name of the Evil Plagiarist is Wendy Marani
And yea verily is the Ante right upped!
By all means feel free to post wherever you like, and here are some links of the ‘placards’ that you might like to share:
1. I would be delighted if as many people as feel they are able to, might generally pass and post these pictures around, and ask their friends to. If the paintings were only a little worse, they might even go nice and viral, like that ‘restored’ one! It is, really, the only real weapon I have against this sort of behaviour…
2. Some things Wendy Marani, a.k.a Wendy Marani Hall, a.k.a.Ms plagiarist actually said yesterday:
“… still working on the series, the next will be “Bad Hair Day” with Medusa trying to blow dry her snakes….lol”
“I was curious to see if any of my new friends have an opinion/critique of one of my paintings….These are a collection of paintings that have inspired me and come from my love of Mythology, the power of being a woman, and just a wonderful sense of imagination, with a surrealistic influence…maybe I would like to rewrite, through my art, or modernize the story of Medusa (one of my many muse’)….anyway, I try to use subtle symbolism. Please let me know your opinion even if negative. Please notice how her slaves are wearing leather/latex masks so they will not turn to stone, as she wants them around for awhile…Also notice Perseus framed in the background…and she is wearing his winged shoe… I believe this is a very powerful statement. Thanks in advance.”
[Reading this, I think she must be starting to believe herself!]
“I just luv her rubber duckie in this one, it sort of humanizes her….”
[Note: the rubber duck was also my invention,though the original painting featured a demon, in my recent drypoint print Medusa now has a hybrid rubber snake-duck, which is rarer.]
3. Below are a few more picture of Medusa having trouble with her hair-snakes, just for your amusement as this post is a little short on new pictures this time… oh and in case Wendy Marani, a.k.a Ms plagiarist would like a little more choice!
Please do not send any emails to ArtID.com about this woman’s paintings being displayed on their site. They know already and are dealing with it and the offending works will not be there for long! Additionally, you will quite soon find my own work displayed on ArtID – I would like to show my support to the ArtID team, whose integrity is matched only by their enthusiasm in running a great art site. They were right on this issue straight away (and over a weekend, I might add) and I am very, very impressed 🙂