Rik Garrett - Symbiosis

A few weeks ago when we posted Rik Garrett's Playlist, we revealed that he was working on a limited edition of handmade books for his current series of mixed media works, titled Symbiosis.

He recently updated his website with some information about the books:

Symbiosis is a new series exploring ideas regarding love, relationships, magic, Alchemy and mutually beneficial partnerships in nature. This is the first finished image from this series. The finished images are small - 3.25 x 4.25 inches printed on 5x7 paper. Each piece is an original, with acrylic paint applied directly to the surface.

A handmade book of the
Symbiosis series is now being made in a very limited edition. The estimated release date is June 21, 2011 - the summer solstice. Each book will be comprised of 12 - 14 reproductions of the original mixed media pieces, printed by myself as archival pigment prints on matte paper. The images will be the same size as the originals, printed on 5x7 inch pages. The cover will be of a soft pink, reflecting both the delicate and fleshy nature of the images. The result will be something dainty and unique.

The book includes an introduction by artist and curator, Danielle Ezzo. Garrett will be binding each of the books by hand, as well as signing and numbering each of them. The books are part of an extremely limited edition of 25.

He is offering a pre-order special for those who order the book before June 20. As a reward to those who believe in his artwork and are willing to purchase the book before he releases images of the final product, he is offering the book at a discounted price of $75. After June 20, it will change to its normal price of $90. The books will be shipped in the order that they are purchased, so the sooner you order, the lower the number in the edition your book will be.

For more information about the Symbiosis series and the limited edition books, visit the Symbiosis page at Rik Garrett's website.

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