Rose Archive2014 - 2015
My 5 year old niece Rose draws prolifically, and for this collaboration (and unbeknownst to her), I used her drawings as instructions and attempted to recreate these in the real world.
To ensure a spontaneity to match that of the initial act, each drawing became a one day project; corners were cut, substitutes used and ad hoc solutions resorted to.
My collaborator was less than predictable, failing to comply with my self-imagined collaboration and producing instead un-anticipated images and coercing undertakings not of my choosing. Rose became, in my mind, the small capricious czar and I, subject to her whims. There was no mutual exchange.