COLLABORATIVE ART: ROAR/SHOCK
"I See What You're Saying" (2016)
"You Totally Talk With Your Hands" (2015)
"I Like Love a Good Mystery" (2015)
Ink is unpredictable. Splattering ink casts shadows indicating orientation, but don’t be fooled. Trying to read ink lets the material read you, revealing bias, habit, and expectations. In ROAR/SHOCK, we hope to follow the divining line wherever it leads: unexpected groundwater, a dead end, nowhere at all. As an illustrator and writer team, we are not interested in decoding patterns or calibrating along an X/Y axis, but rather, to be fully present in the moment of creation. No obvious edge of the diving board. No “You Are Here” circle on the map. In our collaborative process, we mix mediums to discover the narrative possibilities that emerge when we turn out the lights, spin around twice, and feel our way out. Or in.
—Margot Douaihy and Bri Hermanson
GR8 GATSBY (2015)
How does the method of reading influence how literature feels? In my Great American Texts: GR8 GATSBY project, I transform landmark scenes of dialogue from The Great Gatsby into SMS conversations to explore what is lost and gained in a tech translation.