A Global Collaboration
13 artists *
a collaborative series of linked images
. . .
*artists' names are listed at the
bottom of the page.
It is necessary
that everyone pay careful attention to the following instructions.
EXERCISE #8 - Bug Renga
To present a Bug Art Renga (lit. linked image) using bug images
exchanged between artists over the Internet...
a collaborative creative system in which new works are developed by
"quoting" from or adding directly
to another's work. By repeating this process, each artist will contribute
a new original bug image to the link
in the series of works.
Twelve artists will exchange images in a round robin (twice), so
that by the end of the renga each artist will
have created two images.
1. Your final images, including borders, should be 550 X 550
pixels, should be at 72 ppi resolution, should be
.jpg images, and should be optimized at maximum
The size of the seed image must be retained through the linking
Images must not be more than 250 KB.
A 'bug' seed image has been chosen and appears on the
The list of artists is in alphabetical order and numbered.
the order in which the images are passed
from one to another.
Artists must stay in that order until the Renga is finished.
3. There are no rules regarding backlinking.
Inspirational turns are desirable and linking of images made by
spontaneous thoughts can bring delightful results. There is usually a
borrowing of something from the previous
artists that might run through the entire renga, whether it
be an idea, a shape, a color, or pieces of previous
images...and yes, you can borrow from all over the renga to make a
brilliant new original. Free association and
spontaneity can be creativity at its finest.
4. Backgrounds are at the whim of the artist.
5. Each artist must introduce a new type of bug,
while retaining no less than 3/4 of the previous bug...
...dead or alive.
Remember to be careful not to repeat those that are already
You may obtain your bug images from any source. They may be your
own photo or art creation, or from the
internet, but please respect copyright requests.
6. If your bug travels with friends, such as the termite, by
all means your termite is welcome to have a few friends
to chat with. Please use good judgment by not invading the
entire image and obscuring other inhabitants.
Try to keep relative size in mind.
7. Number, initial and name your image in your email and in your
(please keep titles short--four words at the most)
Example: #4/cr-- ladybugs that lunch.
8. When completed,
your attached image (with #, initials, and name) to the
next artist with a copy to me at:
Images will be posted on this site as
9. ONCE AN IMAGE IS SENT TO THE NEXT PERSON,
IT CANNOT BE CHANGED.
10. All the renga correspondence,
including questions will be on list rather than through
submission: Monday 8/2.
time is 24 hours. This Renga is an aesthetic of free association
It is about individual creativity being inspired by the previous
artists work, so just go for it...
your first creative thoughts are usually your best!
Be brave! Don't be timid
about altering the previous artist's work or ideas...be inspired and
them into your new original work of art.
As always, we will comment on-list so we
can discuss the magic of Renga.
With time and space posing no obstacles, this renga will certainly
reflect the dynamics of our group. As our
connecting thoughts are visually expressed, more than likely an
unexpected theme will emerge... without one
written or spoken word. Amazing isn't it?
Have a great time...and of
course, a buggy one....;-)
~ *Bug Renga
2. Carol Raisfeld /cr
3. Darrell Byrd /db
4. Gillena Cox /gc
Jim Swift /js
6. Karina Klesko /kk
7. Laryalee Fraser /lf
8. Linda Papanicolaou
Mary Angela Nangini /man
10. Mike Rehling /mr
11. Brook /bmm
12. Ron Moss /rm
13. soji - /s
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