Today I saw the light at the end of another large project. This time a collaboration with Steph which involves found hardback books, written word and sculpture. The project isn't complete but having all the elements complete allowed me to arrange them how I'd like it. I've chosen to take extra time with this one in order to let it organically come together and not put to much pressure on both Steph and myself.
Steph worked really hard in between her two jobs to come up with three separate writing pieces that connect to one another and also my work. Although she worked to my concept, what she wrote about and in what style was entirely up to her. I find that the most exciting part of working with someone else. I couldn't be more thrilled with what she handed me last night - The final piece of writing. It included a line she wrote when we first met 4 years ago:
"Not with lust, not reckless impulse overlapping with regret, she kissed me. With the tender rhythm of affection and a history we don't remember, yet."
I haven't had time to take photos of it at this stage but here is a basic idea of my first experimenting:
This is extremely loose in comparison to any final work. The final piece will be in three and is initial aim was to compliment my photography in the first part of the semester - this piece:
Today was also a day of good news for myself, Marianne and Amy. We, as a collective were awarded the residency opportunity at Limousine bull.
I'm really really excited and actually quite proud that in the midst of all our work we came together and wrote a killer proposal. I'm sure in time we shall divulge information on our plans, but for now I'll hold on until we're all together and ready. All I can say is fourth year is going to be a very very busy time, but an extra exciting time!