Episode 3 of The Print Cast features an interview with painter Sandow Birk and ceramicist Elyse Pignolet; two artists who collaborate in marriage and in art. We talk about their numerous large scale printmaking projects over the years. Working with Master Printer workshops they execute intaglio, relief and lithographic editions delving into political topics ranging from war, democracy, to the constitution. By appropriating formats, compositions, and production methods from historical artists and printmakers, they manage to create art that is poignant and contemporary while also being timeless.
We discuss projects like their woodcut Depravities of War, Imaginary Monuments, and their recent project American Procession. It's a great interview and gives a lot of perspective on the Master Printer and artist relationship from the artist's point of view. They also demonstrate the power of collaboration in art and in a marriage where two creatives are making powerful work for themselves and as a unit.
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