Thursday, March 28, 2013

Creativity Multiplied!

 
Have you ever had that excited feeling when you go to something new or somewhere new that you just found a treasure? Kind of like finding a fabulous used book store with a whole section on your favorite topic? The Growing a Creative Economy conference in Sydney  this week was that bookstore. Not only was it full of all of the stuff on my favorite subject but it was full of people willing to help you find it! You can check out the line up of great speakers for yourself over at the website and be sure to keep your eye on this follow up offering of Creative Juice. If you missed it this year bookmark the site because I'm guessing this will happen again! 
I was lucky enough to be asked to create something for this conference based on the theme of collaboration. Took me less than a second to say yes! I was given the delightful task of watching and absorbing the video art of Aaron Acosta called Stars and then working on a piece that was inspired by the sights and sounds of Stars. It was a challenge and a change from my day to day basket weaving so I loved the process. I got to try out new materials and combined them with my regular weaving supplies to work on an idea I've had for a while about creating lights. That said, I made three pieces. The bonus was meeting Aaron who is very generous with his talents and not only receptive to working with another artist but trusted someone else to interpret his work! That's a big gift. Be sure to check out his work and here's a look at some of the Stars I created.




 The list of ideas sparked by the conference is going to take a while to check off. Now to take all of that creative energy and get to work on my next project!

5 comments:

Marg said...

Now it makes sense. I would never have attributed those pieces to your work. Nice job

Aaron Acosta said...

Thank you so much for you art. Working with you was amazing. I hope we get to collaborate again, soon. This was so interesting to me and it was wonderful getting to know you.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Thanks for checking in on the blog! Next shiny thing will have glass in it Marg.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Aaron! Just say the word collaborate anytime.

ASpinnerWeaver said...

Very cool! I like your ideas for lighting!