The work featured in CO/LAB showcased the results of a three-month creative exchange between myself and Travis Medford.
The exchange began with a few small paper squares, traded visual messages, waiting for the other to complete the sentence with their own voice. Slowly, over a matter of weeks, a language developed that wedded the raw materials of vintage advertisements and color-saturated magazines with medical textbooks, astronomical maps, and found photos. A pattern soon emerged where the trading developed a sense of comfort and fluidity. Collages quickly took shape on paper, wood, and eventually amidst layers of encaustic medium and paint.