Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Topel’

book of spells

October 7, 2009 3 comments
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goal box

April 22, 2009 Comments off

The Literary Revolution can’t be stopped

April 16, 2009 Comments off


March 16, 2009 2 comments

the lid’s off, the secret’s out

March 8, 2009 Comments off

bingo dye calligraphy grid

February 25, 2009 Comments off

calligraphic painting
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by Andrew Topel and Jim Leftwich

Process notes

Andrew writes:
Collaboration is an important, vital part of creating for me. Both art and writing are acts of creation usually done in isolation. It can be intimidating to stare at a blank canvas or an empty sheet of paper, seeing nothing but white space. Collaboration allows one to break free from the isolation and generate new ideas. Through collaborative work, the artistic act becomes a process of give-and-take, a dialogue opening up between two or more people, and brings a tremendous amount of heat and surprise to the creative process. It can lead one down new and unexplored neural pathways. I highly recommend that everyone share his/her vision with another/others, and let another’s vision seep into their minds, intertwining and super-congealing brain-cells, then create together and shield your eyes from the potential explosion.

Jim writes:
1 – consensus reality is always collaborative
2 – the construction of meaning is always collaborative
3 – subjectivity is always collaborative


January 21, 2009 3 comments

calligraphic artwork - 'dance'
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by Andrew Topel and Paul Brandt

Process notes

Paul writes:
All I can really say about this collaboration is that I was trying to do my part in this extension of our friendship.

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