I work alone (except for an intern or two) and for the most part I enjoy it but I can’t ask anyone else their professional opinion, I can’t be told, “Well, that’s good but how about if we do it THIS way?” and I lack another person’s creativity to excite me. I have all of my business partners locked in and working with me but what about the creative side?
Welcome Ed Kelle, professional and award-winning wood turner. He is collaborating with me on a grouping of my pieces and is bringing incredible texture and new ideas. He is able to offer my art what I cannot: intense knowledge of wood and wood structure. The emotion I feel while looking at his work is akin to what I feel when I envision my own; earthy, real, organic, moving, dramatic and textural. Like most wood turners that I’ve spoken to, he uses felled trees; keeping his work eco-friendly and that was important to me.
“In my works, I create unique pieces which remind us of the days of master craftsmen. I rescue downed trees, destined to become firewood or mulch, and give them new lives.” Ed Kelle
I will be alone, in my studio, for a while to come so I thank Ed, and the other artist collaborators-to-be, for bouncing ideas back-and-forth, offering new ways of seeing a medium, giving me the technical can and cannots and exciting me, artistically. To grow yourself, open yourself up to other artists and see if there is a way you can collaborate with them on their art, your art or both!
Do you have dreams to work with another artist? If so, what type would they be? What other medium would support your choice of material and designs? Leave your answers in the COMMENT section, below!
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