Friend to Sea and Soil
By Ryan Burkhart
2004. Edition of 200.
9.5 x 7.5" with 40 pages. 36 color plates with an introduction by the artist. Original paintings, drawings and photographs from the artist's sketchbook were printed using archival inks on a Epson Photo Stylus 1280. 36 Typeface used is Century Schoolbook. Handbound in Canapetta.
Ryan Burkhart art has been exhibited over Europe and the United States actively since 1995. This emerging artist has been on residencies in Belgium and Northern Europe and his work in available in public collections such as the The Texas Tech Museum of Art, Lubbock, Texas, The University of Wisconsin, Madison., The Sungkok Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea , The Frans Masereel Centrum for Printmaking, Kasterlee, Belgium, The Royal Academy of Art, Antwerp, Belgium, and Seacourt Press. Bangor, Northern Ireland. He is the director of Flying Horse Editions and actively publishes his own books and prints, as well as books and prints by leading contemporary artists and authors.
In this book of whimsical images, the artist explores notion of the landscape from an aerial point of view. "Friend to Sea and Soil" is playful and compelling because of the artist's ability to use his imagination to explore abstract shape and form and relate it back to the landscape we see when we are flying in an airplane high above the earth. The sheer variety of images in this book will keep you looking from front to back again and again and will stimulate your imagination.
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