Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Exquisite corpse

I was recently invited to do another collaboration.  Scott Hatt started his version of The Exquisite Corpse.  This can be done with writing as well as by visual art.  Here is a definition.

 Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun," as in “The green duck sweetly sang the dreadful dirge”) or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.

For Scott's version we each made a set of 3 collage starts.  The background is 8 inches wide by 9 inches tall- we each did a third.  This set is done with Scott Hatt, Tony Melser and myself.

In this one Scott did the top third, Tony did the middle and I finished it yesterday with the bottom.

For this one- Tony did the top portion and Scott had completed the bottom and yesterday I finished with the middle section.

In this final one Tony did the bottom and Scott did the middle and I did the top section.


7 comments:

  1. These are absolutely fantastic! You three did an amazing job! Congratulations! It all works so well.

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    1. Thanks John- these are so much fun!

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  2. Terrific Terry! You have such a big, open, collaborative heart that makes everything work! Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Jacki- I got your wonderful postcard today- Thanks!!!!

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  3. These are really fantastic Terry! I really love these! I participated in one of these Exquisite corpse projects some years ago and yours is much better!

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  4. I have worked on projects based on this idea and they are so much fun -- especially when putting all the pieces together. You all have created some special works here!

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