That was the first time I went to Africa.
This opportunity was brought by two of my old friends, Suga & Jutaro.
They are proceeding a project, named Biotope Journal, aimed at reporting about ordinal lives of young people all over the world as a weekly journal.
So they are travelling all over the world and interview people in each place.
And Ello and Black were interviewees of them.
The article is very good and their drawing is really a sight to behold.
I bought one of Ello's drawings.
So, I hoped to meet them.
That's the reason why I visited Cape Town.
Their studio was in a calm and comfortable place.
I could meet horses in the area.
Very peaceful place :)
They kindly welcomed me.
And I presented Japanese sweets, books and paper for them
After that, they started drawing on the paper.
So I luckily could see the work of my favorite artists directly.
And, I could join the work. That was a very natural progression.
Start of the drawings
The procedure of the bilateral work didn't have rules.
We could paint anything we wanted. But they should be fit for parts others drew.
Jutaro said that has similarity with free jazz.
The participants play with their best but no one knows the final form.
Every works are super cool.
And Ello gave me her painting named cloud man.
Cute and a little weird work.
I really appreciate them giving me a special time :)