Thursday, June 24, 2010
definition: a collective collage of words or images called the cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse). Based on an old parlor game invented by Surrealists in the 1900's, this was played by several people, each of whom would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution.
With art, this method is a collaborative experiment among artists exploring the element of chance during the creative process, in which mistakes and unexpected outcomes can generate interesting ideas and images.
I was asked to participate in a jewelry exquisite corpse with some of my fellow Etsy Team Columbus members. Our collaborations will be profiled in a publication with photographs and chronicles of each creation as they develop. The end result: a jewelry piece $75 to $100 in value and this will be auctioned for charity.
I was the second collaborator of our piece. Karla, from Adornments by Karla, started the piece by creating 26 ½ inches of silver plated wire chain containing 51 individual semi-precious stones and minerals.
I added a fused glass pendant that I created by hand-cutting a lavender piece of glass and then layering small strips of clear glass on top that were also hand-cut by me and then fused together. I'm now passing it along and can't wait to see the outcome of our piece.