Two Artists One Surface

Every few years we create a project where we work with one another’s imagery.  Most of these works are sent through the mail and a few created in the studio together.  This always proves to be our most challenging work because our individual work is so varied and different.  However, that challenge has never stopped us.


Large wood panels were sent through the mail.  One of us would start mark making, color, or images and the other would complete the work.  While this was a good idea, it did not last due to the difficulty negotiating one another’s color palette on the same surface (it stumped us).


These works were inspired by the antique photo.  We relate to these two women laughing and enjoying the day (and it even became our logo for awhile) since this is how we are when we are together.


At the size of 5″x7″ these works on paper were easy to send through the mail.  Laura started the work with the colorful background and Tina completed them with drawings of the birds in her yard.


This work was created one week while Laura was visiting Tina in Charleston SC.  The work was inspired by walking along the ocean’s edge and the Poem “Waterwheel” by Rumi

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This work was exhibited at Plum Elements Gallery, Charleston SC


The Waterwheel

Stay together, friends.
Don’t scatter and sleep.

Our friendship is made
of being awake.

The waterwheel accepts water
and turns and gives it away,

That way it stays in the garden,
whereas another roundness rolls
through a dry riverbed looking
for what it thinks it wants.

Stay here, quivering with each moment
like a drop of mercury.