PRAXIS (Brainard Carey and Delia Bajo) had a studio in the East Village that showcased current work as well as long-term projects. Now they have a studio in Chelsea.
Praxis is the name they use to describe themselves as an art and performance collaborative. Their work has been shown at The Whitney Biennial 2002, PS1/MOMA, The Reina Sofia and other venues. More information on Praxis can be found on their website
The handwritten, lavishly illustrated Book of Job took 14 months to complete.
This handbound, 70-lb manuscript was produced under conditions similar to those of medieval monks.
The Book of Job is 27"x21"x6". Bound in full cowhide, folios sewn on to 5 sets of double cords woven into the cover boards. 400 pages, 100 wax pencil drawings on black Folio paper with two deckle edges. 200 pages of text drawn with a feather quill and ink on white Folio paper. 100 paintings (portraits of Job) with sumi-e brush and india ink on Folio paper. Endpapers are pre-war Japanese woodblock printed. Unsigned, unique edition. 1997.
The book of Job has been highly praised by a diverse audience including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Ross Bleckner (who commissioned a book), and the poet/priest Daniel Berrigan.
Their work is in numerous public and private collections. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Colophon Page.