Mary explained recently in a radio interview about the Lesbian Art Show, how the creative collaboration with her girlfriend artist Azsa West came about:. We have both been working individually as artists on our own separate things, and then we got talking: Maybe we should try working together and make some art and see how that might challenge us as people and challenge our art and maybe push us to do different things, so we started doing that … — as an experiment of us working together, collaborating and sort of bringing both our skill sets to the table and creating a body of work. It was really exciting, not only in being able to produce this work with somebody and share that excitement, but also having it as part of our relationship. It definitely enhanced our relationship and brought us closer. It was pretty fun! Mary and Asza are striving towards a unique and personal definition of being lesbian.