The Collaborative Book Exchange project began in 2008 and was completed in 2010. Laura and Tina took turns adding to the book page by page. It was sent from Connecticut to South Carolina and back again. After creating a new page, she left a small image or object on the next page for the other as inspiration. This allowed for the artists to add, elaborate, alter, and create together but at the same time leaving space for one’s own expressive ideas and aesthetics. Words and notes were often tucked into the artwork as the two artists explored shared authorship in this creative art form.
See the details on how Laura and Tina merged their two artistic aesthetics into one piece of art, click on the image below.
A few examples of the book opened up…