15 January 2007
one :: record
update... i just got to see shari's take on record and she's done an amazing job verbalizing the process. puts me to shame... if you haven't already you should definitely check out her take!!
so.... today shari and i reveal our project together. perhaps you'd like to know a bit of history? basically when i finished the drawing a day series i knew that i wanted to do something else on a weekly basis and i thought it would be more fun to do it with a friend. through that project i discovered that the guideline and discipline of doing something regularly is really rewarding [oh look! i alliterated!]. i kept returning to the idea of what's around me and how i choose to really "see" it or not. then i started thinking about how language can really influence what you pay attention to - or how you interpret [or re-interpret] something. thinking that i wanted to "document" who better to start a project with than someone in documentary studies? so i approached shari.
the premise of the project is this. each week one of us picks a word. and then we both interpret that word in any visual means we want. drawings, photos, mind maps, etc. perhaps shari will even bust out with some sound [hope so!]. we reveal the fruits of our labor on mondays. it may be a single image - it may be multiple.... there are no limits or guidelines on that end.
this week's word was :: record. a great word since it can be interpreted more that one way... dictionary definition here . immediately i thought of my husband's record collection... and then the red "record" button on stereo equipment... and then i thought to do this:
making a record... [on my favorite type of graph paper]. anyone want to venture a guess as to what i was counting??
what i love about this project is how open the interpretation is.... you can go anywhere. it's funny what words pop into my head as possibilities. the word for this week is mine - but you'll have to wait until next monday to learn what it is.... thank you shari - for doing this with me... i can't wait to see how this unfolds and develops week by week. [it's sort of like the compound word project but longer.... :)]
it has been so so cold here [for us calif wimps it's cold]. here's proof. all the pets huddled together:
and i leave you with a poloaroid - which could relate to record.... recording the light thru my studio windows in the way only expired poloaroid film can: