Sunday, May 02, 2010

Art as Conversation

Over the last 6 months my brother and I have been collaborating on a body of work together. The intent was a dialog between artists. We settled on the size of paper, the type of pen and a few other boundries and began the conversation. He began each piece with a character or a landscape. I responded by adding to the drawing. Then back to him. And back again. Each image is composed of anywhere from 4 t0 6 exchanges. Eventually, 31 drawings emerged out of which we settled on 26 of them being our favorites. We grew in an understanding of one-another as artists like I never would have imagined. Some of the earlier ones reveal the differences in our style, but some of the later ones are almost seemless. We still don't know what we are going to do with this special body of work (suggestions welcomed)- but I will say that it has been one of the most formative experiments in creativity that I've ever been a part of.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

publish a book!
Would love to see them up close and personal.

Anonymous said...

make copies of them and send them to yer Mama for Mother's Day!
-divinegrace

Wendy said...

Love the the collection! Awesome and fun!