70 x 100 cm (27 3/5 x 39 1/3 in)
Lithograph on 250gsm Velim Arches handmade paper
Edition of 60 + 6 APs
Hand signed and numbered on the front
Published by Edition Copenhagen, Denmark
In 2013 the opportunity came to do a residency at the prestigious Edition Copenhagen print workshop.
What makes this brilliant establishment unique is that each artist is presented with a smooth, gravestone sized slab to draw directly onto with fatty black crayons. The slabs are mined from a quarry just outside of Munich dating back to the Jurassic period, some 135 million years ago.
Such is the porosity and sensitivity of the stones that they pick up the finest marks and finite detail, even smudges and finger prints get recorded onto the surface. Once a desired image is achieved, an original lithographic print is lifted directly from the surface and reproduced a number of times onto paper creating an edition and then the stone is ground back down, the original image erased.
Here are Tim and Sue walking equally alongside one another through an infinite void, without a beginning or an end, framing their vulnerability arm in arm like aliens from another planet, early man who fell to earth, or just a pair of skinheads strolling down the Kings Road. (Sue Webster)
Watch 'Tim Noble and Sue Webster - In Search of Imperfection', a film shot during the residency with Edition Copenhagen here.