Once again Fiona and I have begun a collaborative book. Life has often intervened this year and we have been less diligent than we were last year. However, we have already laid our plans for 2014 and set working days aside for our joint projects.
This collaboration is different once again. It is born out of the prints we each made and swapped for the Maleny Printmakers exhibition last weekend. We each used nine of our own prints and nine from the other ..... these then form the materials from which we will work to make our books.
Here in the trays at the exhibition you can see our rows of little prints waiting for sale...
When making the prints, neither of us had in mind any commonality or sense of bringing them together cohesively so our beginnings here are really quite a challenge. I have decided to work in the sphere of dreams and so will cut and combine parts of our work, using some solid images and then having bits of images floating, dreamlike around the page. The struggle will be to maker this all hold together with out looking too piecemeal. Fun but imbued with a sense of difficulty.
We spent yesterday together in Fiona's studio (after having delicious coffee and chocolate cake to celebrate my birthday), and made some headway into our planning. These few photographs show the way my thoughts are heading.
Not quite sure how I will pull it all together but I think this is a good start.