Two years after moving to LA, I made a series of collaborative “relationship portraits” with girl friends back home that I struggled to see in person. These are double decker works- paper recessed two inches below a tight drum of mesh screen on which elements float and cast a shadow below. All works were made in the color that each friend chose from a pack of crayons I had.
Elements in these relationship portraits may include:
-A collaboratively made rubbing of our meal table
-A quick sketch of the friend as she sat across from me (and perhaps her sketch of me, and both of our written reactions to seeing ourselves through the other’s drawing)
-Sun prints of our shadows
-A cyanotype of the food
-Monoprints of the food
-Collaboratively collected 3D scans of our table and its environment
-3D prints of the food
-Flatbed scans of our hands holding our phones, displaying a favorite photo of ourself and the other from our personal archive.
Breakfast by the Pier with C, 24 x 24 x 1 inches, paper, screen, crayon, ink, wood, croissant flakes, 2017
Starbucks with T While We Wait for K, paper, screen, crayon, ink, wood, muffin crumbs, 48 x 48 x 3 inches, 2017