Stratoz and I met up with Abby Sernoff and her husband for dinner and for delivery of the collage commission/collaboration, featuring Abby’s re-envisioning of Stratoz’s colored pencil doodles. As I wrote about on a previous Orange Tuesday, Let the Creativity Flow, Stratoz was wondering what kind of client he’d be, and the nature of riffing on themes, like John Coltrane’s many versions of My Favorite Things. Abby did a fabulous job. I told Stratoz he needs to hang the collage in a strategic spot in his studio so I can see it from mine.
It was fun to look at Abby’s blog post just now to find out she named the collage Jazz Tree, which makes perfect sense to me. It was also fun talking with her husband Mike about taking a Jazz History class as an undergraduate at U/MASS with Max Roach. Mike learned a lot about jazz, enjoyed the class, and said it was one of the hardest finals he’s ever had.
For bonus points, here’s Abby’s bird collage made entirely from campaign literature for the PA 2012 Election. Vicariously enjoyed her ripping and shredding and creating art.
Note: I missed my first Orange Tuesday in the wake of Sandy. I am thankful I only lost internet, and a couple screen doors, and my thoughts are with those who suffered great loss.
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