Walsh agrees. In addition to the feminist roots they share, she was excited to have the opportunity to collaborate “Collaborating is a little like jumping off a cliff - with a safety net. Scary, exhilarating—and my co-collaborator is always there for me. When I begin a painting, make those first marks on the paper, I have no idea what Jennifer will do with it. It is a leap into the unknown. And an exercise in non-attachment: I can't control what she will do with it! Conversely, when Jennifer hands me a painting that she has begun, I haven't a clue what to expect. It's like opening a present, a little mystery. Until I live with Jennifer's painting for a while, I don't know how to approach it, where to start. It's only when I begin to get some kind of feeling, some kind of idea, that I dare to start working on it. I have to be conscious of, and adjust to, the colour, type of brush work, fluidity, etc. in order to either harmonize or contrast with what Jennifer has started. It is an alchemical process: transforming unformed and raw material into a cohesive whole,” explains Walsh.