ZOMBIE TRACTOR (COLLABORATION DAY- 6)

This collaboration caused a bit of a kerfuffle on my road.

A drawing of a pink and blue Zombie Tractor by Rose aged 5.
A stack of flattened cardboard boxes viewed from above on grass.


A tin of Blue and pink paint sat onto of some cardboard with a drawing of a zombie tractor.


I hadn't really thought through the logistics of this piece, I ended up having to stop and ask passersby to assist me with attaching the boxes. (Just doing my bit for community engagement.)

Astra Estate covered in plastic sheeting with some cardboard boxes affixed to its roof.
Fliss Quick painting her car to look like a Zombie Tractor.
Zombie Tractor in suburbia.

"MANY FINGERED FAIRY PRINCESS" COLLABORATION -DAY 5

Pretty straight forward really...

Beautiful drawing of the "Many fingered fairy princess" by Rose, aged 5.
Coloured hairspray, face paints, green fabric and some stripy tights.
Cutting out a pattern using a t-shirt as a guide.

Fairy Princess green outfit with hand-drawn motif.

Fliss Quick dressed to look like a drawing by her niece, the "Many Fingered Fairy Princess"

Look closely and you might notice something (clue's in the title).

COLLABORATION- DAY 4


These two images came through on Monday morning: Rose's creative offerings from Sunday.  It's hard to believe they are both drawn by the same small person.

This one reminds me a little bit of a Hundertwasser, but perhaps a bit similar to Day 1's collaborative effort?  


And this one felt more like a schematic, although I couldn't work out what for.

And then I saw the Smiley Face curtains.











"RABBIT CLOUD IN SUNSHINY SKY" COLLABORATION -DAY 3


I was a bit worried when I saw this picture.
Not sure I can say I've nailed it, but I gave it a good try.













COLLABORATION- DAY 2

My niece hadn't drawn a picture.
Hadn't thought about a contingency plan for this.
Concluded my collaborator was trying to tell me to finish off yesterdays piece.
Almost there...
 

COLLABORATION -DAY 1

So, here is the first 'blueprint' by Rose...
9am.
10am
2.30pm
12.04am
7.00am
8.00am


COLLABORATOR (but doesn't know it)


She doesn't know it, but for the Makers Dozen project I'm collaborating with Rose, my 5 year old niece.  My niece draws prolifically, and I thought it could be entertaining to use these drawings as 'instructions' or blueprints and see if I can realise these imaginings for her...

I plan to make each drawing a one day project- this starts next Monday.  Blog posts to come, and keep your eyes peeled for #makers_collab on twitter.

COLLABORATION

With a bit more time on my hands now that University term has ended I can begin to get stuck into the projects I've been itching to do for ages now.

First up is my Collaboration for Makers Dozen.

I loved the brief for this project the instant I read it (see below), but deciding on a collaborator took a while...


Collaborate
kəlabəret/

Firstly we ask you to identify your practice by considering the following questions-

Are you a maker or designer?
Do you sit in a specific discipline?
Do you make functional objects?
Are you a ceramicist?
Are you material specific?
Do you draw before you make or make before you draw?

Now please define your practice –

After answering these questions and defining certain aspects of your practice we now ask you to find the opposite of this definition to collaborate with. Whether it is through concept, method, material, discipline or process, what is the opposite of you? We dare you to engage with the unknown, to take a risk and benefit from a new mindset or skill.