"good artists borrow, great artists steal." - Pablo Picasso.
I definitely borrow and steal from the good and great. A lot of my work comes either directly or indirectly from other art, popular culture etc. reference and appropriation is sometimes unavoidable.
Humour quite often pops up in my work.
Colour is very important to my practice, it can invoke personal meaning & I prefer to let the viewer engage, I don't want to take away from personal experience.