Dear Cleo and Loz 18 06 18

Dearest Cleo and Loz

Thank you for your help in collaborating with me in completing Assignment 5.

As the collaborator I get to title the final pieces and to decide which way up they should be hung. I could go on and discuss each piece making comparisons with the work of other artists and mark making techniques and the reasons why the game has comparisons to chess and Exquisite Corpse. All that was not the concept of the original game and to super impose meaning on what is a record of a process seems false.

I have chosen to give them obscure titles so as not to influence the viewer’s perception of the pieces.

Figure 1 Drawing number 1, various media on A5 cartridge Loz and Mickos

Figure 2 Drawing number 2, various media on A5 cartridge Cleo and Mickos

Once again thanks to both of you for your help and perseverance

My love as always

Mickos xx

 

 

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Dear Cleo 18 06 15

Dearest Cleo

It is early Friday morning and after escaping from the monastery I am off to Liverpool later in the day but first I must go to see the printers to organise the prints for the Beasts of the Apocalypse. Here is the full set.

Figure 1 Two Horsemen of the Apocolypse

Figure 2 The Serpent

Figure 3 The seven headed ten horned beast

Figure 4 The eagle

Figure 5 The locusts

Figure 6 The lion

Figure 7 The leopard

Figure 8 The calf

Figure 9 The lamb

Figure 10 Another two Horsemen of the Apocolypse

Ten doesn’t feel like a lot now but it did while I was doing them, so there is definitely a passage of time there, the ten unfold across the Book of Revelations, reading it takes quite a while. The story itself takes place over a long period of time and was written two thousand years ago and of course there is the alpha and the omega which is the beginning and the end of the Greek alphabet. That is a whole lot of time, never mind the printer is only two minutes walk away so that will speed things up a bit.

Sorry to be missing you this weekend but have a happy half day and I will see you next week sometime.

My love as always

Mickos xx

Dear Loz 18 06 11

Dear Loz

It was good to see you at the weekend and I had a great time in Manchester thanks for offering to help with my project.

As I said, I have invented a game and called it “Kandinsky” as it is about points and lines and planes. I suppose it is a bit along the lines of Exquisite Corpse, a game the surrealists were fond of, except that it takes longer to play as we will be using the postal service to pass the playing piece between us. It needn’t require great thought, it can be instinctive as you like or be carried out with much thought and take longer, whatever suits you.

The rules are exceedingly simple and are on the next page and the playing piece is enclosed. There is no wrong or right answer. Just enjoy it, I think it will last for three of four rounds, and I have gone first to get us going.

When the game is over, we can have a chat about it but we won’t speak of it till then for fear of influencing the outcome.

My love as always

Mickos xx

Kandinsky

Rules of the game

  • There are two players, yourself and your collaborator.
  • At each turn a player is allowed to make three marks on the paper the three types of mark possible are a point, a line or a plane.

Figure 1 examples

  • You may take as long as you like provided you complete all your marks with 2 days.
  • You may use any mark making tool or colour to make your marks.
  • Once you have made your marks, as a minimum put the date of your marks and your signature on the attached sheet and return both sheets to your collaborator in the envelope provided.
  • Your collaborator will make three marks and return the drawing to you.
  • If you feel the drawing is complete say so on the attached sheet before you return the drawing to your collaborator.
  • You may write anything you like on the attached sheet but do bear in mind that the end results will be posted on the internet

Figure 2 First Round first leg biro, graphite and sharpie on A5 cartridge

Figure 3 First Round second leg biro, graphite and sharpie on A5 cartridge

Figure 4 Second Round First leg biro, graphite and sharpie on A5 cartridge

 

Figure 5 Second Round second leg biro graphite and sharpie on A5 cartridge

 

Figure 6 Third Round first leg biro graphite and sharpie A5 cartridge

Figure 7 Third Round second leg biro graphite and sharpie on A5 cartridge

Dear Cleo 18 06 11

Dearest Cleo

The last task of the course is to do a drawing that takes a passage of time to come to fruition I have invented a game and called it “Kandinsky” as it is about points and lines and planes. I suppose it is a bit along the lines of Exquisite Corpse, a game the surrealists were fond of, except that it takes longer to play as we will be using the postal service to pass the playing piece between us. It needn’t require great thought, it can be instinctive as you like or be carried out with much thought and take longer, whatever suits you.

The rules are exceedingly simple and are on the next page and the playing piece is enclosed. There is no wrong or right answer. Just enjoy it, I think it will last for three of four rounds, and I have gone first to get us going.

When the game is over we can have a chat about it but we won’t speak of it till then for fear of influencing the outcome.

My love as always

Mickos xx

Kandinsky

Rules of the game

  • There are two players, yourself and your collaborator.
  • At each turn a player is allowed to make three marks on the paper the three types of mark possible are a point, a line or a plane.

Figure 1 examples

  • You may take as long as you like provided you complete all your marks with 2 days.
  • You may use any mark making tool or colour to make your marks.
  • Once you have made your marks, as a minimum put the date of your marks and your signature on the attached sheet and return both sheets to your collaborator in the envelope provided.
  • Your collaborator will make three marks and return the drawing to you.
  • If you feel the drawing is complete say so on the attached sheet before you return the drawing to your collaborator.
  • You may write anything you like on the attached sheet but do bear in mind that the end results will be posted on the internet

Figure 2 First Round first leg charcoal graphite and sharpie on A5 cartridge

 

Figure 3 First Round second leg charcoal graphite sharpie crayon and biro on A5 cartridge

 

Figure 4 Second Round First leg charcoal graphite sharpie crayon and biro on A5 cartridge

 

Figure 5 Second Round second leg charcoal graphite sharpie crayon and biro on A5 cartridge