Duaa Bilbeisi and Shannon Castor forged their friendship on the sweeping Irish terrain of the Burren. Duaa and Shannon communicate through painting. They mine their memories and find a shared feeling. Working from a word prompt carefully chosen, they respond in color. Duaa’s bold graphic shapes, Shannon’s sense of drama. Figures often step into these translations.
During their online residency with GlogauAIR, Duaa and Shannon have produced an art book. The format reads like a comparison – each artist’s work paired side by side. Viewers can interpret the interpretations of each selected word. The book is an interactive read and encourages others to create; freely inspired by the special act of exchange.