i am honored to be a part of an artist’s exchange project between cincinnati and our sister city in kharkiv called ‘reart/world garden.’
it consists of 6 artists from our city and 6 artists from kharkiv with each artist producing one piece of art and then ‘re-done, re-worked, re-arted’ by each artist from the companion city.
the entire process was both freeing and frightening as we each had complete freedom to change and alter another artists work. I found it initially difficult to get past the thought of worrying about what each artist might think of my changes to their art. As i separated myself away from those initial worries, I was able to use the original piece as a starting point and let my own imagination spring and produce new art from that point, as was the intention. From there, the experience was rewarding and in the end, i feel that inevitably, the themes or ‘feels’ to each new piece were not too far from the beliefs and predisposition (artistically) of my own ‘eyes.’
The opening is tonight, Friday, May 11, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park.