An advantage of having a studio space where other artists also hold studio spaces is that we can be inspired by seeing what fellow artists are creating. In the five years that I have held a studio at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia, I have made friends, been extraordinarily productive, and had opportunities opened to me.
Recently, I have been working on collaborative art with a fellow Workhouse artist, David Barnes. David works in glass, a medium that is fascinating to me. Glass is also a medium with which I know very little, except that I admire the finished work.
The pleasure (and challenge) in working collaboratively was we each had to respond to what the other had already created. This approach necessitated that we incorporate aspects of each others artistic interpretation in order to complete a cohesive piece.
Here is an example of one of the pieces of art that we have created together:
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