Format A painting is not simply a picture. A painting is a weaving of energy.
The collaboration is a three-fold process. The first part is a process of personal engagement directly with our work.
Through a series of eight webinars, a process will be provided that will enable each participant painter to clarify and strengthen the amount of presence in their drawing and painting.
In tandem with the exercises, through the framework of the webinars, there will be an accompanying online sharing of our work.
As we communally move through the progression of the exercises, the shared images and words provide a way to communicate and express our shared way, giving an outward communal structure to our individual energetic exploration. Geographic distance and time collapse through the weave of the collaboration.
In the context of our painting collaboration we will practice gifting in two parts.
The first part will be through gifting a member of the collaboration with one of our drawings or paintings that came out of our journey through the webinars. We will physically send a work of our making to someone in the group through postal mail.
The second step to the energetic weave of gifting will occur through giving a drawing or painting to someone who is not part of the collaboration, with an explanation of how this artwork is an expression of a larger, extended collaborative form.
Participation in the collaboration will also begin with gifting. After your registration to participate fully in the Tapistry, I will send you a drawing of mine in the mail, a gift from me.
We will come together for a four-day gathering, in Boulder, Colorado, to present and share our work and process and discoveries. There will also be exercises that will build upon and extend our explorations and work, giving us an opportunity to interact not only as individual makers but also as maker-collaborators.
We will engage in a set of Concurrences as we take in and become acquainted with our new territory and get a clearer understanding of the outcomes of our collaboration and the implications of the Tapistry.