Thinking about 99's post yesterday, specifically the comments section
This sort of conversation is the kind that I find pleasurable. Who has influenced you?
How does inheritance, essentialism, conditioning, etc affect who we consider to be the parents of our artistic influence?
Is there a difference between building upon the parents, entering into conversation with the parents, or publicly rebuking the parents?
Do we merely inherit a canon, or do we have the opportunity not merely at a counter canon, but multiple counter canons?
Are there reasons to fear a sort of 'seperate but equal' perception of not multi-culture but multiple culture?
What are the fine points of difference between those two concepts?