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I wouldn't consider myself vain either, but when it is your career to create art you need to watch out for your work and how it is used. For example, if someone uses a paragraph out of another persons writing and doesn't give them credit for it, it is called plagiarism and it has consequences. People get in trouble with copyright laws all of the time in the visual arts, when they borrow imagery without consulting the original creator for permission. That is one reason captioning can be so important, it is a small gesture, but it is an important one. So, I'll go back to my main point, it is considered a professional courtesy and is a very simple thing to do, so why not do it?
I know what the story was about, I read the article as well, but that doesn't mean I have to comment on the story alone. You can talk about your point while I make another based on my own observations of the article. It isn't mandatory to only talk about the content of the article. Who is being single minded now? I didn't tell you what you needed to write about.My point is... How hard would it be to give a little credit to the artists in a caption? It wouldn't at all change the topic of the article and would be a courtesy to the artists.Most publications would give credit to the architects and artists of buildings and artworks featured. It is professional courtesy. FYI, I am one of the artists who painted this mural.... how do you think it feels to see your artwork published and to get no credit for it at all? It is typical to at least give credit to the creator... after all, the photographers who take photos for these publications get photo credits for taking the dang photographs. If it is a photo of my artwork, I would like to receive credit for it.
In the future, if you feature an artwork, please give credit to the artist/s who´ve created it. This mural was painted by Patty Haag and Megan Martens-Haworth, and their names are right there on the plaque by the beets. It would take very little effort to ask, or look to see, who did the artwork that has received such a glowing review and is featured so prominently at the head of this article. A caption giving some credit where it is due would be nice.
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