23 March 2007
Michael's flew out yesterday. As the adage goes, "a picture tell a thousand words"!
The collaborative art piece...
It was a pretty mammoth effort to finish off the collaboration but we did it! I can't wait till everyone has a look. I am very proud of it and ecstatic we were able to work so beautifully together. How lucky am I to have had a true artist to collaborate with and nut out any problems I faced with his advice. When you see the entire piece I am sure you will agree that our very different styles blended well together.
So we decided that Michael will show parts of his section and I will show parts of mine. It can only be sneak peaks at present. That said Michael is still flying, poor thing, now he knows what it's like for us Aussies to trek around the world - such long flights.
Hope you like the snippets and thanks for looking.
I use alot of symbolism in my pieces, words,textures,fabrics, colours etc all have special significance. Most often when I do an album or piece for someone, something strangley significant occurs. It could be a link to their history that we never knew about or a found object will appear out of nowhere it seems.
With this piece there were a number of "chance" appearances. In my belief it is fate, the universe assisting the progress of the piece. More on that later.
Layers upon layers to create the piece.
It was truly an emotional journey for me on many levels about which I will have to go into in
in another post. I have been wanting to create this piece for so many years and who better to have done it with than Michael.
Nina's techniques played a significant part too.