How to do a four-piece, limited-edition, fine-art, print collaboration in five days or less.
Put it all together...
Third (and final) color.
Title & Sign.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
And voila! Five days of intense sketching, carving, marbling, proofing, more carving, more marbling, more proofing, color selecting, and finally editioning a series of boat prints - all carved by Marisa Escolar, and all marbled & printed by me, Shelley Barandes.
While we've done work together before, this was our first collaboration where we really successfully played off of each other, responding to the various elements of the different media that we were working in. It was incredibly gratifying. Having bantered about dropping our other jobs to do full-time fine art collaborations (in a mostly joking sort of way) we are already planning our next (this time cross-continental) project (gritty urban landscapes - woo hah!). It should be interesting to see how working in different locations changes the evolution of design.
Marisa will be selling these limited edition prints both individually and as a collection at Open Studios in SF next weekend, as well as at the CityArt gallery on Valencia in the Mission throughout November, December and January. I, too, will have half of the edition for sale in Boston at our own holiday Open Studio in December.