New York artist David Hochbaum‘s alchemical works, based around his personal twists of antique myths, are simultaneously unsettling and consoling. David’s photo collages are rife with repeating symbols that are weighty, almost anthropomorphic with personalities of their own, and arranged with highly skilled stagecraft. They are deceivingly easy to lock onto; to sympathize with what story unfolds on his picture-planes.
David recently began offering a limited edition book set that showcases three separate bodies of his recent photo collage work: Creatures of the Sea and Sky, Kaiden Shu, and Large Format Polaroids. In addition to images of his artworks, these preciousÂ 5″x7″ books each contain one limited edition, 5″ x 7″ silkscreen mystery print on watercolor paper, all contained within a numbered, handmade, custom-printed sleeve.