May 21, 2014
There’s a lot to be said for collaborating with other artists to create joint projects. When a collaboration works well, each artist brings to the project something the other partners may not and the project benefits by becoming fuller and richer. Like the amalgum that binds concrete together, turning sand and gravel into something solid and permanent, this amalgum of artists’ ideas and skills brings any arts project strength and durability. For each artist, there’s an added bonus. The project becomes something very special that none of the participants could have created on his or her own and, in the process, each grows and diversifies as an artist.
May 14, 2014
I’m regularly surprised by one individual or another choosing to argue, often vehemently, with me over something I’ve written or said yet actually rail against points I’ve never made which are often quite different than and even the opposite to what I had actually intended. I’m forced to wonder whether it’s a matter of these individuals “reading-in” something between the lines that’s not actually there or some flaw in my own expression which I’ve never found or corrected.