Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thinking Inside of the Box: "The Exquisite Doodle" Artist Project

Sometime ago I was invited by the multi talented Alex Mitchell to participate in a project. Inspired by the Exquisite Corpse drawing game of the Paris Surrealists, Alex titled her project "The Exquisite Doodle".  Hooked and then hooked again.

Alex did an incredible amount of work getting artists from all over the globe to participate. She built, painted and sent out all of the boxes with little scrolls and lolly pops that we had to eat (oh the suffering) so we could save the sticks that turned the scrolls.

We were honored that Artspan Blog did an  article about it.

Big thanks to Alex and all of her hard work on this project. I was thrilled to be a part of it.

 It started out like this. Alex even made special boxes for the boxes.

My little box was wrapped so nicely.

 My box was called "Onion Rain" so I ran with the theme of onion soup.

The sacrifice......

Alex started out my piece with some little drawings and I finished with doodles of onion soup ingredients. The narrative was about hopefully getting to meet Alex in Spain and making and eating the soup together.  Hopefully it will come true!

A link to more information and a movie is here.

Here is a list of the artists involved.

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