Slate Grove and Leo Tecosky worked together in an Instructor Collaborative Residency. They explored their work from the dichotomy of their own very different life experiences. Tecosky, who has taught at The Studio, is influenced by hip hop and graffiti art culture in Miami, where he grew up. Grove is a rock-and-roll tattoo artist from Iowa. During their September residency, they will create art based around the two-dimensional concepts of their respective taboos, as well as three-dimensional blown-glass sculptures representing their passions, ultimately creating a body of work that blends life differences and represents a commonality of soul.