I like you
The body of work titled I Like You is a collaboration between Elizabeth J. Armstrong and thirteen artists, some of whom do not identify as such. Armstrong sent invitations to participate in this project with a single piece of paper through the U.S. Postal Service asking the friend or family member to do with it what they pleased. When receiving back the worked paper she then altered the piece and sent it back. These collaborations varied from a few exchanges to many, with diverse and exciting results.

I like you

envelop, single piece of copy paper, letter invitation, 2012

The Tie that Binds

DeAnn Jeremy & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, mat board, ink, tape, thread

The Tie that Binds Detail


Pieces of Us Detail

Joshua Buck & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, ink, gesso, thread, years of correspondence and photographs

Pieces of Us


Hidden Narrative

Jakob Vala & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, leather, washers, nail

Mothers and Daughters

Wendy Armstrong & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, ink, string, broken glass, foam board, fabric, ribbon, lights

Mothers and Daughters Detail


Gentle & This is the Width of My Studio Space

April Alden & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, string, ink, glitter paint, nails, mini clothes pins

Gentle & This is the Width of My Studio Space Detail


Dear Elizabeth

Cristal Azul Otero

Type on paper

Our Piece

Cristal Azul Otero & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, graphite, ink ​​​​​​​

Poem for Anna

Cristal Azul Otero

Type on paper

Figure

Samuel Simonstrong & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, graphite, ink

Because it is Still Happening

Kylie Simonstrong & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, collage, ink

The Official P & E Paper Doll Set

Portia Roy & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, collage, cardboard, glitter paper

The Official P & E Paper Doll Set Detail


The Official P & E Paper Doll SetDetail


Kaboom

Katie Dunbar & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, ink, acrylic, spray paint, collage, vellum, packing tape, mat board

Five Days

Heather Zinger & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, time, wood, acrylic sheeting, photographs, screws, fishing line

Five Days Detail

Five Days Detail

Artifact

Tara Burkardt & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, stamps, cardboard, thread, food color

Rico Suave

Mark Martinez & Elizabeth J. Armstrong

Paper, acrylic, watercolor, ink, coffee



"It is what it is" is a collaboration between Elizabeth J. Armstrong and Katie Dunbar. The work was made over the course of  two months and built onsite. The artists worked separately, responding to what the other had done, but never communicating verbally about it. 

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