The collaboration-based approach to the presentation of art yields some interesting aesthetic fruit. In the audio-visual presentations, the music creates an additional dimension in which to highlight and develop dramatic or emotional aspects of the painting. In the experience of collaboration, the artist has an opportunity to look into a very special mirror. That mirror is the collaborative partner. The image available is the active artistic response of one collaborative partner to the work of the other.
It would be interesting to ask the artist if the dramatic themes developed by the composer were primary, secondary, or non-existent to her in the creation of her paintings. Have you ever been surprised, in collaboration, to see your work taken in a totally different direction from your original vision, but to eventually discover the “rightness” of that new direction?