I found Penelope Umbrico's work to be very novel. What she did with her collages, though it must have taken a very long time, is very simple work. And though the collage of suns is very beautiful, the reaction to it is what I found the most fascinating. She created a work of art out of a collective understanding of beauty. Her work then was added to this collection and copied and shared, and re-shared, and changed and copied and shared again. This discovery of the way people interact with art should not have been as surprising to me as it was. It caught me off guard to be presented with a new way of looking at how people use the internet. Umbrico's work seemed in some ways to be good-naturedly mocking it, while in other ways praising and participating in it.
What I refer to when I say mocking is of course her collections of the awkward reflections in the craig's list photos. Umbrico seem to very much enjoy her work. And understandably. She must go into these projects having only an idea about what she is looking for but no idea what she will find. Her work with collages is almost something I would classify as a study of humans. And her attitude about it is so light hearted. I could not help but think again about Molzan and Olson's opinion about having their work copied and shared digitally. I was constantly comparing their thoughts with Umbrico's reaction to the digital copies of her art. Though the two cannot really be compared, as Umbrico's work IS digital copies of art.