"Genetically Modified Courtship" ~bobbing for apples series~
Acrylic on canvas, 2004
"Satan's Got Your Ice Cream"
on wood, 2004
media on paper 2004
art in this issue: here are the fruits of the Two Headed Monster, panel on collaborative creation and thinking organized by the New College of California, San Francisco (if you weren't there Sep. 23rd - you missed it!), but in next issues we'll give it our best to introduce you to at least a part of it
Anita & Joe open it up... (click on the smallish ones to make them bigger!)
Working collaboratively with Joe is fantastic. This is our first piece together. It developed fairly comfortably, like we finally gave form to an unspoken, on going conversation that doesn't need to make sense or be important.
find more about Anita and her work at:
Joe Cha writes:
about the collaborative experience: anita, with whom i share a studio space, set the stage for the piece -- she discovered the collaborative show and acquired the canvas. so there the blank canvas sat for a number of weeks... i was too blocked to put anything on it. eventually, i decided to not worry about perfection and just have fun and draw a few things on the canvas then she took a turn, and we went back and forth like that. doing the collaborative painting also served as a nice break from working on my own drawings/paintings.
about me: my education was in visual anthropology, and i used to be into making cd-roms and videos. but for the last two years though i've transitioned to drawing and painting, which i love more every day. i guess i've reduced my expression from digital to analog... i'm reverting! perhaps i'll keep reverting in a technological sense, eventually wearing animal skins and painting on cave walls.