glass sculpture by Sibylle PerettiThere is a spirit of collaboration in the air. It seems that "hive mind" has overtaken the usual solitary artist mentality. I find myself opening up to collaboration in a way that I never would have before.
There is a cost to it--less time to do "my own" work, and less to show for myself in a way. But the benefit is the joy of working with other artists and learning from them. A cross-pollination becomes possible in a way that is rarely experienced after art school. My latest collaborative project was with Sarah Lovett, a friend I met through the Edge program at Artist Trust. I helped her build the armature for her giant dog puppet "Dogody" which was created for the Fremont Parade.
Here's a picture of Sarah and her wild dog:
My current collaborative project is with Tim Lowly and a handful of other incredible artists. It was quite an honor to be included in this work. I invited Matt Whitney to work on it too. We are painting a small panel which will be assembled with several other panels to make a portrait of Tim's daughter Temma at age 25. Read more about these wonderful artists here timlowly.com and matthewwhitney.com/.
Hope you are enjoying summer! I may not be posting as regularly this summer because it's my time to make some honey so to speak...
Be well and create lots.