PAIRINGS is a museum quality collection of 20 of my photographs, paired with 20 of Philip Conkling’s evocative poems, that spans the entirety of our working life together, the two of us having co-founded the Island Institute in 1983.
This portfolio is a limited edition of 35, plus five artists’ proofs. The 20 paired images and poems, all in individual folios, are contained in an exquisite handcrafted linen-bound museum box. This presentation allows the collector to easily access and enjoy the pairings in an elegant manner while also making possible the disbursement of the individual twenty folios as gifts or for other purposes.
My 13 x 19 inch prints are hand printed, titled, numbered and signed by me on gorgeous, 100 percent cotton sheets. Philip’s poems, all hand signed, are printed on a 13 x 19 inch sheet at a highly acclaimed letterpress studio, and the deeply textured effect lends itself beautifully to the overall depth and beauty of the set.
The overall presentation is, if immodestly, stunning.
The price of each portfolio is $6000 but will be increasing as the edition sells through, indeed, after the next portfolio (#20) sells, the price will be increasing to $7500. Please visit or contact the gallery for details. If requested, we will send you a printed prospectus.