Imagining Trees

Imaging Trees was done in 2008.  It was our second collaboration, completed over a couple of weeks.  Eur and I worked from different sides of the paper, always on the living room floor.  Prismacolor pencils ejected from their cupped trays to everywhere around us.  Nina Simone or Jeff Buckley or I made her listen to what Wilco had been released by then and she made me listen to surfy singers.  We would turn off the porch light and take breaks on the front concrete step.  We had been together four years, each doing our own art, and our egos were sniffing each other out while we kept in our own spaces and contributed our individual trees to the larger composition.  There were no battles during this one.”  – JM