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Collaborative Project with Rachel Livedalen

Through a process of statement and response this project documents the collaborative creation of work through pre-negotiated parameters and exchanges. Each artist worked independently, building upon the previous layers, until being forced to give over the work and decisive power. The work then traveled between artists multiple times. Likewise according to preset guidelines one was allowed to do as one wished with any aspect of the work. The addition of imagery as well as its deletion was welcomed. The process, derived from trust and apathy, became a means of working in new improvisational ways. Narratives and metaphors began to emerge as both artists’ symbols and iconography intermingled.

Through a shared interest in the cultural production of meaning by way of symbols, metaphors and common tropes, a larger exploration of artificiality comes to the forefront. Symbols of domesticity and nature are juxtaposed just as organic shapes are counterbalanced with rigid design and unnatural colors. Divisions of reality and the imagined are blurred while interior and exterior spaces are explored simultaneously. Tensions arise and connections are made through a conversation made physical between two women - histories, narratives, and experiences both real and unreal.

Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Lithograph, spray paint, silkscreen, monoprint on frosted mylar, cut paper, ink
10.5” x 19”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Ink, pencil, spray paint, silkscreen, cut paper
27” x 38”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Lithograph, gel pen, ink, pencil, acrylic, silkscreen
8” x 13.5”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Lithograph, silkscreen, monoprint, ink
21.5” x 27.5”
2013
Vessels and Bows
Ink, pencil, gouache
23” x 35”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Pencil, ink, gouache, collage
20” x 25.5”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Silkscreen, pencil, gouache, gel pen, collage
22” x 30”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Monoprint, spray paint, gel pen, pencil
20” x 28”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Monotype, silkscreen, lithograph, gouache
22” x 30”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Relief, ink, pastel, typewritten text
7.5” x 11”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Monoprint, silkscreen, ink gouache, pencil
22” x 30”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Silkscreen, collage, pencil, spray paint, ink
13” x 19”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Lithograph, silkscreen, ink, collage
7.5” x 12”
2013
A Mountain Ablaze
Lithograph, gel pen, pencil, collage
9” x 17.5”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Lithograph, silkscreen, gel pen, collage
17” x 24”
2013
There’s Mist at the Top of the Hill
Lithograph, collage, gel pen, ink, silkscreen and ink on mylar
15” x 22.5”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Monoprint, lithography, pencil, collage, ink
11” x 14”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Silkscreen, collage, woven paper, ink
8” x 10”
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Monoprint, typewritten text, ink, silkscreen, collage
10.5" x 14"
2013
Jenny Harp and Rachel Livedalen Collaboration
Cut paper, collage, ink, pencil
25.5" x 38.5"
2013