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This past two weeks, I was excited to collaborate with the fantastic visual artist, Elena Caravela. Both of us exchanged work, for the other to add to and manipulate, creating something new.

Part 1: Adolescence and Thorn.

A few of Elena’s Bird-Children figures flew from her hands to mine..

In this piece I have combined Elena’s wonderful watercolour figure and birds from her Adolescence work, with photographic work from my Threads photographs. On viewing the bird’s inquisitive beaks, these thorns came immediately to mind. There is a huge sense of both vulnerability and defiant strength that sings out from the figure, which I have tried to engage with. Here we have caught her at a defining moment, in which anything may turn..

It was a great learning experience for me to work in this way! Travel over to Elena’s blog to see the work that she has undertaken in this project!


© C.E. Rennie/Elena Caravela, 2013

16 thoughts on “Collaborations

    1. We synchronized well there! I was just writing the same on yours – thoroughly enjoyed this, great to work with you! 🙂

  1. Somehow she looks like she will prevail even with all the barbs of life and adolescence coming at her. Vulnerable and triumphant. Beautifully done.

    What an absolute treat to see you two collaborating. Even better, there’s more to come. : )

    1. Somehow I feel the same Karen, she’s a strong little glad you liked it, more tomorrow! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful melding … the images complement each other in making a new thought provoking creation by the two of you .
    Lovely work together !

    1. So glad you think so RIchard – something very new for me, so it was an experiment in a way – but it seemed somehow right..

  3. you and Elena are combining each others elements and producing completely different but equally beautiful result. both your recent ‘meld’ images are beautiful.

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