For the unitiates, our collaboration on Earth Fabric lasted more than a year (on-and-off) and involved a lot of frustration, a lot of growth. About half of the EF pieces were collaborative collage works, as we communicated what we found intriguing in design and worked together to create a narrative exploring aspects of identity, belonging, creation. The beauty of this collaboration was that it was undertaken apart from any popular style (and accompanying burdens of expectation). Placing a wedge between the artwork and audience, carving out a zone of free exploration, has been lifelong mission. Unfortunately, this path is also remuneration free.
I do hope to convince April to take one more collaborative flight - another art/poetry project. Who knows, this could be the one that allows us to escape the grind of content designed to fit the Silicon Valley yoke, make it as creative artists.