Collaboration

Collaboration is essential to my work as a community artist and facilitator. While I bring particular concrete and conceptual skills to the table, my most important task is to facilitate interactions where participants and collaborators can explore new social relationships with those they work alongside. In this process, we learn to trust ourselves, to be brave and open, to share, heal and create. It is not always an easy or seamless process, but I believe it is a transformative one. Through collaboration, we can expand our notions of what our relationships are to one another, and become accountable to our individual abilities as well as our group dynamic. I believe that through this process, we create the most important work. Collaboration breaks down notions of genius, talent, and teleology. It is through synthesis that we uncover sincerity, and this sincerity resonates in the work and resulting relationships.