Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dbl A - Phase 1


Aaron and I made our first swap. He gave me his 5 boards, I gave him these 4.
Here is an overview of what was going through my head as I made these. . .

How do I make art for/with someone else?
Will our styles jive?
Do I have a style?
Do I keep my part small to make room for him?
Where do I put 'my part'? 
Would it be too bossy of me to hog the center?
Can polite art be good art?
How much do I do?
Did I do too much?
Am I just setting the stage/creating a 'background'?
Will my collage images lead him? -Is that good or bad?
Wish I wasn't so afraid to DRAW!
Illustration board doesn't take paint like wood does!
Is there a theme emerging?
Does it matter if it doesn't make sense? 
When does an experiment become the Real thing?
What will he think?

What will he DO?


  1. These are gorgeous! I know they're beginnings for a swap, but they look so complete as they are . . . so cool to have photos of each stage as these develop. Can't wait to see what happens next!!

  2. Thanks Bridget. It raises so many questions like how do you know when a painting is done, and when to know where to stop? I'm trying not to have any expectations about the end result and just focus my energy on the process -which is teaching me a lot! Will post pix of Aaron's boards next.