Yesterday Lindsay and I traded a couple of curios at Monica Choy and Souther Salazar‘s studio. They and their project, the Trading Tortoise, are off to Wisconsin to participate in the Kohler Arts Center‘s artist in residency program. For the next two weeks they will be teaching workshops and trading objects from Portland with the people of Sheboygan.
From the Trading Tortoise website: At each stop, they recreate their Trading Tortoise installation and invite people to bring a meaningful object, story or creation and exchange it for something else special that Salazar & Choy have found or traded for along the way. They hope to connect people in different places in America in this way, through a network of traded treasures and a mutual love of giving and receiving in a non-monetary exchange.
We wish them safe travels and we can’t wait to see what comes back!