at a certain point while Max was visiting we were having a rough time coming up with a good way to proceed. after stewing for a while looking at our paintings we decided to go for a walk to the park and just look and think and talk. on the way we were walking (indoors between the school and museum) and we had some paper postcards that we had grabbed after looking in one of the school galleries. as we walked we passed some vents that were blowing cool air into the space, not sure which one of us started it but we were holding our paper above the vents and letting it get blown around... soon we were completely enthralled and attempting to get our paper to float as long as possible above the vents. folding and modifying the paper was quickly undertaken trying to get the best result. it was very fun and great for our brains. we realized that the kind of artwork that we wanted to make was artwork like our experience playing with the air. it was a beautiful realization. we went on to the park and discussed possible ways to move forward, but were just really excited about having a sense of wonder at simple things.
(found this picture from artist Harry Kao that gives a sense of what we experienced)