|Title||Traveling Together Apart|
|Artist / Creator||Bryan Kring|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Oakland, California|
|Process / Technique||Intaglio and letterpress|
|Structure / Binding||Four-hole stab binding with french fold pages|
|Paper Stock||45gsm Mulberry Paper|
|Number of Pages||22 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4 x 5 x .25 inches closed.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 40|
|Box / Wrapper||Includes a folded paper case with string closure|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
This book contains three short surreal stories about two people joined in a strained relationship traveling though life together while moving emotionally apart. In story one the couple is traveling on the water in a leaky raft. In story two, they are in a noisy train car. And in story three they are hiking on a muddy path. Through it all they are together. Each story is accompanied by an intaglio print. The thin mulberry paper gives the book a very soft and delicate feel although it is actually very strong and durable, a contrast which relates to the theme of the book.
Artist BioBryan Kring paints, draws, prints, and sometimes writes stories. He also enjoys tinkering and making small mechanisms. These are his passions and he is able to indulge them all in his book arts work. Many of his pieces resemble movable paper toys and are multi-layered constructions which entwine intaglio, letterpress and hand painted elements.