Covington's entire body of work consists of collaborations with other artists and musicians. "Whether it was painting, photography, acting or writing, my solo projects never seemed to be complete - they didn't stand confidently on their own." Instead, he offers ideas and gathers materials - photographs, rice paper and stones - for collaborative projects with artists whom he respects. These have included Kyle Field, Jad Fair, Atsushi Nakano and Sari Bald.
"Collaborations necessitate seeing things from different perspectives. Collaborations keep me from forming habits and force me to learn new skills. Collaborations, as communicative social experiences, allow me to hang out with hip, fascinating people."
With Kyle Field
"Kyle and I both needed to blow off steam. He was returning from a brutal tour of Denmark and I was having the usual problems with - I guess it's best not get into it. Anyways, I brought over a bunch of magazines and photos I had recently taken over to his hotel, waking him up in the process. I threw the materials on the floor and once Kyle finished his shower, we attacked them with scissors, pens and really stinky paint markers, which I think kind of stoned us. After a wine-based lunch, things really got crazy. We created a city of smart-ass monsters. It was sad when he had to fly back to the coast - but I sensed Kyle really needed the ocean."