As artists, we work into the pieces, adding, subtracting, setting aside, revisiting, discarding, and proceeding.
|Barton Lidicé Beneš|
What is true about all of these collaborations is that they offered the opportunity to explore a shared vision, to examine a topic from a variety of artistic viewpoints, to work on a common theme with one’s individual artistic style, and to reach out to other artists to create a global community. (Ludwig 8)
The Black Death demolished half the population of Europe…many people who fled from the ravages of the plague found themselves roaming the countryside…one such group, the predominantly female survivors of a plague-decimated Lubeckian village, encountered…a band of aesthetes, scholars and holy men recently cast out of Egypt for their eccentric beliefs…within a few years the valley had become the home to many a distinctive looking child. (Bantock 12)