Minneapolis, MN, US
It's a pretty slippery slope once one draws the line on where "pure" stops and "cheating" begins in any artistic field. Is the accuser who precipitated the cheating discussion with his "That's cheating" comment cheating when he uses a chisel he bought rather than one he made? If he makes his chisels, is he cheating if he didn't smelt the ore and forge the iron/steel? Is he smelts and forges the ore, is he cheating if he didn't mine it? Are we all cheating if we didn't plant, nurture, or fell the tree from which material we all work comes? It's an interesting discussion but at some point, it devolves into navel gazing.
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