East Editions is a special project/business. They work with artists to create limited edition products – each unique to their collaborators skills but so often outside of their normal work or chosen materials!
This post focuses on their latest, created from the new East Editions HQ of Canggu, Bali (close to my own heart as you might remember!) Working with visiting Australian artists Sean Morris and Maddy Young, inspiration was drawn from their new home and the result is this!
They have a great post about the latest project on their blog plus you can browse their other collaborations. I particularly like how they talk about it so here you go:
“When a couple of our friends, Australian artists Sean Morris and Maddy Young, told us they were coming to Bali for a holiday we could not resist the opportunity to combine their artwork with some kind of Indonesian handicraft. We sourced some beautiful handmade teak plates for them to use as their canvas. We love the grain, the feel, the touch and the smell of reclaimed teak timber. There is a lot of teak wood available in Bali and most of it most likely once supported the sturdy structure of a house or seafaring boat. There is much beauty hidden in the durable and weathered teak timber, and Indonesian craftsmen have the ability to breathe new life into it, allowing the aged wood to come back to life. We knew these plates that we found would be perfect for Sean and Maddy’s style of collaborative and illustrative artwork.
In between scooter rides (and almost accidents), sunset Bintangs and much needed swims, Sean and Maddy painted three of these beautiful teak plates whilst they stayed with us here in Canggu, Bali. Each plate has been illustrated with a different Balinese inspired theme, both the artists were incredibly inspired by the local people, customs, cultures, flora, fauna and landscape, and really wanted to portray what they were surrounded by in their pieces.”
Psssst…one plate left!!