Husband and wife team, Jim Goldberg & Annie Sessler live, fish, and create art on the North Atlantic sea coast of America. Their home studio is based in Montauk, NY at the eastern tip of Long Island, but they are printmakers who practice their specialized art form wherever they travel employing the revered age old Japanese craft tradition of Gyotaku. Using this nature printing technique with water soluble, non-toxic inks and freshly caught fish, they make original hand made relief prints on recycled, vintage and new natural and synthetic fabrics. After the print is made the fish is then prepared in any number of delicious ways before being shared and eaten by family and friends. The majority of the species are from the northeastern Atlantic coast of the USA but others come from the warm tropical waters of Costa Rica’s Pacific or Tobago’s Caribbean. The Gulf stream also brings many exotic species to the East Coast during the warm summer months.
Their work has been featured on the CBS Sunday morning show, on the Ovation Channel, in the The New York Times, Edible EastEnd, Brooklyn & Manhattan, on menus of the RedLobster restaurant chain, and in the East Hampton Star and Press.
Their works are prized by collectors the world over.