Though artists often work in solitude, a collaboration can expose another side of an artist and highlight individual talents—the case with Fear of the Deep (Elisabeth Sharp McKetta LLC, Nov. 2016), a new coffee table book by local poet Elisabeth Sharp McKetta and local writer/painter Troy Passey.
Fear of the Deep is text and images on a theme: "the ocean and how words become lifeboats." Passey's stark, simple designs serve as a kind of substrate for McKetta's text and vice versa, creating both beautiful singular expressions and a captivating whole.
McKetta and Passey will work together again Sunday, Dec. 11 for a book signing at Rediscovered Books. For more information on the book, visit fearofthedeep.com or learn more about the artists at elisabethsharpmcketta.com and troypasseyart.com.