Recent Work > Artist Residency in Thailand-Southeast Asia Series

Collaboration Piece
Collaboration Piece
Woodcut on Fabriano Paper
70cmx100cm (27.55’’x39.3’’)

To get to know the professors of Rajamangala better and give each department a gift, I set up a collaboration. I found scraps of MDF wood from the woodshop and handed out each piece to staff willing to participate. Some had never done woodcut before, but wanted to try. Every piece I received had the artist's unique style. As each artist came in to give me their piece, I was able to chat with them and get to know them better. It also gave them a reason to come back to visit me in the studio. Thai are very shy around foreigners, so this collaboration was a wonderful way to help break away from that. As much as I would like to say I was able to speak Thai and bridge the gap myself, that would be a lie. Two amazing University staff members graciously lended their skills in translating, which greatly helped this project succeed! I was so lucky.