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On Collaboration: Awaken the Night


Kristine Poole

[caption id="attachment_54269" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] In collaborating, you can do "Clash of the Titans" only if it makes you laugh![/caption] Artists tend to be solitary creatures - totally engrossed in long hours of conversation with our muse rather than with other people. We’re all familiar with marathon days and nights spent in the studio, times in which we resurface only periodically, feeling a bit disoriented by the outside world. As such, collaborations between artists are often…

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Reference, Exactly


Tommy Arnold

September 28, 2020 - Recently a couple of different students have mentioned to me that “they don’t get a chance to see artists’ reference side-by-side with their finals all that often.” Hmmmmm. Now, there is a literal shitstorm of posts and articles out there featuring this theme, but I think the root of these comments is that we can all sense a little...falseness in these posts, from time to time. I’ve seen articles where the artist is obviously sharing a picture from the same shoot, but not THE shot; not the shot they actually used to paint from - and keen students sense this as well.  Of course, it feels rather vulnerable to share one’s exact reference; I myself have shied away from it for a long time, particularly in settings (like the internet) that feel “permanent” or “public.”…

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