An intimate notebook of documentary work undertaken in Romania, exploring the country's landscape and integral connections Romanians have with nature. Martínez and Sáez travelled more than 6000km photographing mostly in rural areas, meeting with local people along the way. Their exploration encompasses winter through summer seasons, with the guiding theme that since the first inhabitants of Europe populated fertile Romanian lands, the spirit of Romanian society has been instinctively linked to the land.
Box Edition of 20 – Select from four print options. Each signed and numbered Artists' Edition Box includes:
+ A signed first edition of The Tree of Life is Eternally Green book
Softcover, 18.5 x 23 cm, 174 pages, with 66 photographs; 19 reproductions of pressed flowers + leaves; 10 interior illustrations by Minerva Luca
The softcover book is hand-constructed using four different art papers, including translucent pages with reproductions of pressed flowers + leaves collected in Romania. These pages overlay portraits in the book, highlighting the intense connection between Romanian people and nature. PUR-bound with foil on cover and spine.
One page inside the book is flourished with a pressed leaf or flower, collected in Romania and tipped in by the artists
+ Choice from four limited edition prints, in editions of 5
Your selected print, from an edition of 5, is signed and numbered on the back and presented in a protective sleeve with a tipped-in leaf or flower collected in Romania. These pigment prints are made on 250gsm Epson SureLab Luster paper
– Print choice 1: Transfăgărășan / Mountain road (each is 1/5) 15x20cm
– Print choice 2: Man with a water bucket (each is 1/5) 15x20cm
– Print choice 3: Rushes in snow (each is 1/5) 20x15cm
– Print choice 4: Aurel Trif portrait (each is 1/5) 15x20cm
For further details about this project, see descriptions on the trade edition book page: The Tree of Life is Eternally Green