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Appropriating Appropriately

Rules of the Road for Rug Hooking Design

By: Maddy Fraioli
Appropriating Appropriately

Appropriation refers to the frequent and common practice of using preexisting images or motifs and altering them to create a new work. One might remix particular elements of the existing artwork or transform it into something that is derivative of the original piece. Adaptation and appropriation are creative strategies that have been employed by artists for millennia.


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