"Fight Like a Girl" (a collaborative diptych) - 20" x 34" x 1.75". Mixed media on deep cradled wood panel. Ready to hang (Sides are painted; no need to frame. Hanging hardware attached.) This piece was created by Trina Tarlton and Jen Jovan. Available here.
I have walked this body to the rim of its ends From there I have seen everything else It was there I felt the flexing of the bicep And the sudden swing of hips
The traffic island of the heart
A basilica of stone waiting for skin I stood on the rims and carved the tree rings in
- Jenny Hval and Susanna, "I Have Walked This Body"
This is what happens when one artist dares another to push boundaries. Things get, well, pushed.
Fight Like a Girl
Trina suggested a collaboration. We had a general idea...but then blew that out of the pond and just let it run wild. Between us, we have a lot of mutual history - spinal injury, baddassery, big love and big loss. And art.
So sending boards through the mail and painting on another person's work - whoa! But we did it. And it is something neither one of us would have independently dared to do. We've redefined how to fight like a girl.
Enjoy the video - turn up the volume, see what happens when artists collide.