Oscar and I are both in the midst of moving which has interrupted our collaboration. Despite the slowdown, in our conversation yesterday we settled on the details of the project we will be working towards over the next month. I will be creating a series of three drawings that reflect on the various themes that have arisen in our dialogue over the last several months.
Each drawing will start with the layering of shapes from a lake where Oscar was conducting fieldwork and from one of the algae slides that were part of that field work. Oscar will provide me with the pairs of images, and for each pair, he will also provide a subjective note related to the images (maybe what was most important to him about that lake or algae study, or a memory tied to that place). Lastly, he will provide a simplified representation of relevant data from that lake. I will then use ink to interpret, layer, and interweave these four components.
I’m looking forward seeing the selected source materials and getting started on these experimental drawings.