|ˈsinərjē| (also synergism |-ˌjizəm|) noun.
The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.
We met at the University of Georgia, both art majors, and felt a creative synchronicity the first time we collaborated, pulling an all nighter to make T-shirts for the band we were both part of. We then forgot each other, existing on parallel paths, working together at band practice, pursuing degrees. Then Italy happened. We studied abroad, sat next to each other on the plane, shared sketchbooks, glasses of wine, art history notes, saw the inspiration in each other's eyes, minds, mind's eyes. It had to be.
Now we live together, work together, create together; the clay, paint, ink, paper are our megaphones and we shout our message, the joy, the humor, the critiques of our world, through our respective mediums. We are greater than the sum of our parts. We are Calou Calay.
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