You can officially make fun of us, Paonia, we both suffered from altitude sickness for the first few days while we stayed at Elsewhere. Dizziness, nausea, and disorientation hit us and crippled our motivations to construct work. We spent the first four days thinking and talking things through. By Friday, we had come up with a concept and ordered materials for our collaborative work, which was good since we needed to talk about it at the meet and greet that evening.
I sketched this image to help illustrate our collaborative plans at Elsewhere. We will be making cocoons representing the homes and businesses of Paonia using wet felting techniques, stitching, home-visits, and object collecting. These cocoons will be installed in the upstairs studio and hung from canopy of woven sticks and twigs collected from around Paonia. The result will be an installation-map in which each cocoon will represent the identity of a place in Paonia and explore what is quintessential about each location.