Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Exquisite Sisters





A little piece of artwork that hangs in my studio. I love this drawing. This is one of those Exquisite Corpse drawings made by folding the paper into thirds, and then three people draw the head, torso, and legs, respectively, without seeing the rest of the drawing. Only two people worked on this one, though, me and my sister, Sue, back in 2002. Sue did the head and the legs, and I did the midsection (there's that hummingbird...)

Here are some great examples that I found on-line:

Andre Breton, Jacqueline Lamba, Yves Tanguy



Jake and Dinos Chapman

5 comments:

Barrie said...

How great that you do art with your sister. I'd love to try writing with mine.

Susan Beauchemin said...

Oh yah! Those are cool!!

Martha Miller said...

word verification:

mutly

yes, what a mutly crew!


hi barrie

this same thing can be done with writing of course!

and sue, we really must do more collaboration! in your spare time...
ha...
joke...

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

What a wild idea! I'd like to try that with my first graders!

Martha Miller said...

Oh, kids LOVE to do these!!!