By working alone, all decision makings are on one person. From building concepts to where the final piece goes, the one artist has all the freedom and responsibility to the art work.On the other hand, when collaborating with others, decisions are made by multiple people.
Both working alone and collaborating have pros and cons. When working alone, it is all about one artist’s opinion, and what he/she says goes. On the other hand, when collaborating with others, some compromise are expected from each other. As Hubbard and Birchler mentioned that it is very difficult to find a place where they both fit in. They always try to find the third place where they both have the same investment in terms of relation or attachment or dis-attachment so that they can avoid an imbalance of integrations.
However, good thing about collaborating is there is a combination of different abilities. Maybe one person is not good at one thing, but another is. The art work is not limited to one person’s ability and has multiple possibilities.