Sailboats and Swans
Interview by A.M. Homes
“There is nothing easy about it.
It is a constructed moment, a scene within a scene, the real within the unreal. They are moments, lunga fermata, suspensions of time in the midst of what might otherwise be unbearable.
The images are about a kind of discomfort—theirs, hers, mine and ours. It is like an old fashioned staring contest—one guy looks at the other and the first one who blinks is the loser, except Michal Chelbin never blinks. Instead she captures with the click of a shutter. Chelbin is always looking, drawing what is hidden to the surface. She captures—we shudder.” — A.M. Homes
Edition of 30 copies laid in a clamshell box with a choice of two original prints numbered and signed by the artist.
12 x 13 inches
62 Four-color Plates