Our Collective is very process-oriented, I believe. The previous post may have been a little too personal, but in writing about myself, I started to think about what we are doing as a group here. We are taking an idea and hurling it into the wind. (Actually the 4 of us, individually, are.) We are trusting totally in the process of the art we are creating. It doesn't really matter what comes out at the end. We are growing as people by working together. We are growing as artists by creating together. Our work is maturing as we re-invent it. We are all about taking the smallest bit of something, the tiniest scrap, and making the biggest impression we can on the hearts and minds of those who look at it forever after. When we begin something new, we are taking the first step of a journey that has no real end. Maybe that's why it's so hard to take that first step sometimes. The members of the Collective here sometimes have difficulties getting rolling. We joke and encourage each other, but we all know that feeling, and it is with a bit of a twist in our stomach that we crack wise. We work towards something that we can't see. we can't see it because it's the vision of 4 people. That's one of the beauties of our group and of our work. The process IS the art. The working together is the point. We will work here. Work on new things. Our vision will be focused forwards. We will always recycle, though. The creative process will buoy us and the wind will carry us downstream and our creations will shine. I know they will. Our ideas are our histories and our histories become the fodder for our ideas. We will perform the rituals which we have been developing and we will create something new and beautiful and glorious for all to see (at least to us). We will become. The process will allow us to. The object isn't the object. Anybody can make a collage. Not everybody can make a great collage. Even fewer can tie themselves to 3 other people and make a great collage. HA! We will all 4 try. We will follow the path that we are starting to wear on the studio carpet. We will perform our individual rituals and we will come together. We will create and become UN-STUCK! We will create!!!