I’m out west working on a bunch of projects for a few weeks, one being this ongoing collab with JD for this show in October. We are coming to grips with the enormity of the complications of how to make what we want to make, which means we stand around a lot talking things over and confusing ourselves. At the moment I’m pretty clear on my role, and it can’t happen until he does his part, which means I more or less get to sit around shrugging my shoulders and being slightly smug about not having to make any decisions. This will change by next week when it’s my turn to torture myself over how to make something, and also have it make sense. Right it’s all waiting on painted backgrounds.
Once I have those it will be my turn to make the drawing that will over lay them, but we have discovered that as they get larger they won’t fit in the sewing machine so it looks like I will be drawing something, cutting it out, then cutting it up into smaller pieces, sewing them to the ground, and then re-sewing the grounds together.
Did you follow all that?
Yeah, me either.
Last night I came back to discover Hastings communing with his materials. This is the secret to how everything really happens.