(in conversation) was an experimental installation conceived of and created by me and fellow painter/friend Cara Bonewitz, inspired by our extensive email correspondence that formed the basis of our friendship and collaborative artistic relationship. We were each given a wall to paint in a renovated garage space: I had the right and Cara had the left. We suspended a hanging barrier that bisected the center wall and prevented each of us from seeing the other’s work. We gave ourselves one full, 8-hour day of active painting to complete the installation. As each of us painted her designated wall, we discussed recurring themes in our emails. The subjects ranged from the serious to the light-hearted. We could hear each other’s movements, brushstrokes, and simultaneous exclamations of self-doubt and satisfaction. When we had both finished our wall we removed the barrier, which revealed our work to the other. We then continued painting towards one another across the center wall until our work merged. We showed the work – two days after it was all created – with a one-night pop-up show on October 21, 2015.