Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ok Ok Ok



This is another argument for collaboration... 
Once it was handed over to to my partner, this piece completely went a different direction from what I had in mind. At one point I was so frustrated with my total lack of control as I watched things smudge and smear their way away from any vision I had, I literally wanted to smash it...
No joke.


Now that the finished work is sitting in front of me, I see the smudging as a vehicle to pull in the eye and communicate the vagueness of a feeling, a dream, an idea. The unspecific can be a  much more potent tool than a simply rendered telling. 


It let's the viewer find and read their own stories in the surface and wonder.

3 comments:

Troy Bungart said...

as kids playing together we would make up a story. We would each in our turn add the next sentence. It was a lot of fun being part of something rather than in control an by ourselves. I had not remembered that until reading your post.
Control often gives us the results we want, collaboration gives us the opportunity for so much more.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Letting go of control is so difficult; it's nice to be reminded that sometimes it works out beautifully ;)

Rob Addonizio from Taiko-Earth said...

Can I just say that I LOVE this surface design! I would just keeping going with it and follow the winds of creative growth.

I always love your work Zy!