ON IDEAL COLLABORATORS:

 

  • I observe and get to know people through work and daily life, and/or through personal recommendation. Sometimes people self-nominate. 

 

  • I usually initiate slow, holistic, personal relationships that fosters mutual dialogues. 

 

  • Those who are drawn to, and have the ability to undertake this process usually make themselves known, or are actively recruited to experience the process. 

 

  • Generally, one third to half of the collaborators on any given projects are brand new collaborators. 

 

  • Frequent collaborators create and refine our internal culture. They set examples and communicate expectations of the creative environment that is most conducive to doing this work. 

 

  • New collaborators keep our thinking, language, and methods fresh and take us onto unexpected new directions. 

  • Collaborators in a professional-level project: 

  1. Artists who are fully fluent in their expressive specialty creatively and practically. 

  2. Artists who are kind and generous in spirit.

  3. Artists who are willing to change and evolve. 

  4. Artists who are willing to share and receive artistic skills and insights. 

  5. Artists who are flexible in their living and creative environment. 

  6. Artists who want to create a communal piece of work that is greater than the individuals. 

  7. Artists who want to make life-long friends and collaborative partners. 

  8. Artists who can work with limitations, and let those limitations inspire their works. 

  9. Artists who can take and offer feedback and ideas with good communication skills. 

  10. Artists who are not afraid to experiment, whether it be displaying virtuosity or failing publicly. 

 

  • Collaborators in a community-level project: 

  1. Artists who are open-minded in their medium of expression.

  2. Artists who are kind and generous in spirit.

  3. Artists who are willing to undertake emotional and artistic risks.

  4. Artists who are committed to ongoing development. 

  5. Artists who are willing to change and evolve. 

  6. Artists who want to create a communal piece of work that is greater than the individuals. 

  7. Artists who are not afraid to experiment, whether it be displaying virtuosity or failing publicly.