A good friend of mine asked if I had ever thought of collaborating with another artist on one of my sculpture. My answer was, “No, and why would I.” After my knee-jerk reaction, I thought about it for a short while, and my “no” turned into a maybe, the “why not,” and finally, “sure.” A closed mind is like a door, not a great thing because you net to experience what is on the other side. My friend introduced me to Morgan Winter.
Morgan is a very talented designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She describes her fine art as ” producing pieces that touch on archetypes and human nature and expand expressions of beauty and emotion.” I liked her even before I met her.
I needed to create a canvas for Morgan to work on that was a base for my sculpture, but more important than a base, it became a part of our sculpture. The answer was a new 55-gallon steel drum painted black and inverted. Morgan likes working with white ink on black surface. The serpentine boulder suggested illustrating serpents to which she added ladies. My only suggestion to Morgan was that I wanted her to encourage the viewer to walk around the sculpture. The illustration should have no beginning or end-very different than a traditional canvas.
August 15, 2019