We are seeking this funding for a collaborative educational and visual partnership between a tenured faculty of studio art and a visiting artist, both at Kenyon College. The working title for this project is "Identity and Urban-Rural Ecologies: An Intersection of Drawing and Technology." Our collaborative efforts fusing traditional drawing and new media technology will result in an installation exhibition and a series of discrete works including objects, videos, and soundscapes. This work will take place in our studios and at Kenyon College where we will exchange knowledge of each other’s techniques, broadening our studio practice in content and method. Karen Snouffer will learn from Jenn Figg’s expertise in innovative technology, including stop-motion animation, video, and sound. Figg will learn from Snouffer’s mastery of form and space with drawing and mixed media, and benefit from her irreverent and playful juxtapositions of object and imagery. This cross pollination will result in artwork featuring drawing fused with object and video. The multimedia and temporal work will feature themes of identity, place, and environment. The benefits of this project will be threefold. First, our resulting artwork will be a strong addition to our portfolios, furthering our artistic and pedagogical careers. Second, in the exchange of methods and ideas, we will surely develop new ways of working with media. Finally, we will be able to guide our students in the use of these new techniques to further their own creative development.