It’s been my experience that it takes many minds to throughly and effectively accomplish the goals of a creative project. Even if that project is from the mind of only one person. And although many projects are attributed to only one artist, their work would never have been realized without the hard work and talent of many other people.
I’ve always understood this and have welcomed collaboration on projects. Especially in regards to knowing what my particular talents are, and more importantly, what they aren’t.
The project that I’ve been working on, bit by bit, for months now is a photo book project in which I am taking the photos, as well as, writing short essays. And, while the photos and writings are impressions of what I’m taking in, I also want the project to extend to impressions of my work, and the subjects, of the project by a few other artists as well.These few impressions by other artists, which I am seeking out, may be written or graphic but are meant to enhance and extended the whole project.
The first outside piece for the project that’s been completed is a work by graphic artist Jorge Fornes. Mr. Fornes, who lives in lovely Vilanova, Spain, is an accomplished graphic artist that currently works with comic giant Marvel (working on Amazing X-Men and Doctor Strange: Prelude and many others) but took time out to work on this piece for me.
Jorge and I worked together to create a piece based on one of my essays in which I write that the Sears Tower is “Elegant…Like a Fist.” I think he did a great job and I’m very pleased with his interpretation of my ideas – I look forward to making this exclusive artwork available as a t-shirt and soon a small poster.
While the making of my photo book is still underway – I hope that this art work will get the ball rolling to get my project out there and promote my work and that of Jorge Fornes.
Keep your eyes peeled for more info!