Recipes

How are the processes of making art similar to making anything else? Can I borrow instructions for baking cookies to make a drawing? I scanned instructions for making or doing many things (for instance; butchering an animal, building a house, etc.), and reimagined them as art-making prompts. I added or subtracted information, printed the images on tea-dyed notecards, and kept them in an old recipe box. The idea is to pull a card out of the box when you need inspiration for a new project, or to help you decide how to move forward with work in progress. My friend and fellow artist, Zoe Donnellycolt scored her dance piece, Light Movement (2011), using my recipes.