Collaborating with Rose
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My niece Rose draws prolifically, and unbeknownst to her, I have used her drawings as instructions and attempted to recreate these in the real world.
To ensure a spontaneity to match that of the initial act, each drawing becomes a one day project where corners are cut, substitutes used and ad hoc solutions resorted to.
My collaborator is less than predictable. She fails to comply with my self-imagined collaboration and instead produces unanticipated images and coerces undertakings not of my choosing. Rose becomes, in my mind, the small capricious czar and I, subject to her whims.