Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Plague diary -- May 6

I gather from reading the newspapers, art publications and social media that the pandemic has prompted a huge number of projects in which artists exchange or collaborate on work with others.  I've always been a sucker for that kind of activity, so have signed up for three different ones.

I wrote about the first one several weeks ago when I made a little hanging for one of my friends whom I usually get together with regularly.  When we couldn't have our meetings, one of us organized this gift exchange.

Here's one of the little postage stamp hangings that I made for round one of the exchange.  We had so much fun that we decided to do another round, and just yesterday I delivered the first gift.  This time, sculpture.

Meanwhile, I was invited to join New Friends Art Exchange, organized by a friend of a friend.  I've sent off two pieces: one as an outright gift:

and one as an exquisite corpse, in which each person adds to what has been made before.  I left lots of space for the next people to work:

I have received a piece in the exquisite corpse chain that I haven't figured out yet how to enhance.

Maybe it needs a map of Antarctica?  Maybe the penguin needs a dialog balloon to tell us about his pandemic experience?  I get to think about it for a few more days before the send-off deadline.

1 comment:

  1. This does sound like a fun activity. My pandemic project is to cut down 30 trees in the back yard. They are really suckers or samplings but trees sounds so much like a project. No lovely pictures of my project.