'88 Days' is a set of 88 blind-embossed lift-ground etchings, made during Alex Calinescu's time as Artist in Residence at the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut in 2006.
The idea was very simple; at the end of each working day Calinescu would draw or paint one plate, the series becoming a physical representation of her time at the Foundation.
The 88 plates were shipped back to Cambridge, where they were editioned by Calinescu and the Master Printmaker, Kip Gresham, at the Print Studio in Cambridge.
Unexpectedly, for personal reasons, it took nearly three years to complete the project.
In 2019 Alex Calinescu was invited to speak about the journey of '88 Days' during a Print Symposium at the Howard Theatre, Downing College Cambridge. The talk was recorded by the Heong Gallery, and is available to view on YouTube (see link below).
88 Days is issued as a boxed set of 88 blind-embossed lift-ground etchings.
Published by The Artist as an edition of 15,
with 3 artist's proof sets, 2 archive copies and 1 printer's proof.
Plate size 18 x 14.5cm, paper size 37 x 29cm, 2006.
Printed on white Moulin du Gu, waterleaf, 270gsm
Printed by Master Printmaker Kip Gresham and Alex Calinescu at The Print Studio, Cambridge.