I've been in a creative limbo time for a bit and it's been frustrating. One can't really control these things, or wish them away when they appear. Such is life for everyone, huh. I certainly don't have any answers about any of it. But it does feel like I am in the midst of a shift. It may be just a temporary one, or it may become a new direction. The outcome is not clear (nor is it the point, I might add).
So anyway, the thought occurred to me today, what if I just take on creative projects that only involve working with other people collaboratively for a period (as opposed to the typical solo art projects that drive most artist careers). This idea has been brewing in me for quite a while. Right now, anything outside of the creative box I've been in will be a good thing, is what I'm thinking. The more divergent the path, the better. Maybe it will end up being a somewhat inadvertent, unplanned experiment.
So on that note, this weekend I am helping out a yarn bombing group in downtown Los Angeles (for those unfamiliar with yarn bombing, look here). I do not knit, but I can sew (barely), and we are sewing together knitted pieces for a large public installation in Grand Central Market. The finished product will be unveiled in November. Also in the works is a photography project involving a friend's collection of vintage chairs and Venice alleyways.
Random experiments are good, especially in a creative field. They almost always lead to something fresh.
That sounds amazing, good and adventurous. Good stuff!
I'm just reading this months later, what came of your experimenting with creating art with others?