If you’ve visited our studio, you might have noticed the words ‘twin beds’ written on a scrap of paper and taped to the wall. It’s a note written a couple of years ago while we were having a conversation about the root of our collaborative work. Initially, the words ‘twin beds’ reminded us of the furniture in our childhood bedroom. Remembering what the beds signified, we decided to pin those words to the wall to help us form mental sketches for a body of work we hope to one day produce – a reflection on our twin relationship.
we decided to pin those words to the wall to help us form mental sketches for a body of work we hope to one day produce
‘Twin beds’ also represents all the time we spent as kids, laying in the dark for hours because we seemed to never feel tired enough to sleep. We wove made-up stories together, taking turns offering what was going to happen next. We problem solved the things that troubled us during the day. We teased each other to laughter or sometimes to fury. There were times the conversations would start again in the middle of the night when one woke up from a bad dream – the other would then wake up and try to chase it away through distraction.
As the art tells our story, it turns into your story, blending with whatever it is you see in it.
Now ‘twin beds’ has come to represent an additional thought. One of the many things we appreciate about creating art, is that we’re able to continue telling our stories by visually describing what’s in our imaginations. It’s been over time that we’ve come to learn how much of a dialogue there is between people and art. As the art tells our story, it turns into your story, blending with whatever it is you see in it. Art allows us all to go to those places where it’s quiet, and where there’s a stillness of time; where the conversation can flow from delightful stories, to solving problems, to consoling one another. The art gives us the space and the quiet to listen and think. This conversation has continued throughout our lives, and we are so gratified that you are able to join in too.