Collaborating with Rose

Rabbit Cloud in a Sunshiny Sky, 2014

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.