Working with eleven artists and friends from around the world, Mike Koppa released Thawt, a limited-edition, 212-page case-bound book, earlier this year. Only 40 were printed and each book includes a signed print of a photograph taken by Mike Koppa on 20 February 2013, which inspired the project. “Thawt”, said Mike Koppa, is a “period of simultaneous reflection and new growth following a freeze or hibernation, generally occurring between mid-February and mid-April in the Northern Hemisphere. ‘His productive year began with a good thawt’.” The other artists involved include: Nikki Soppelsa (USA), Bill Phillips (USA), Flore Kunst (France), Susan Legind (Italy), Helene de Winter (The Netherlands), Gary Ortman (USA), Brandon Graham (USA), Lisa Chun (USA), Sammy Slabbinck (Belgium), Filipa Sotomayor (Portugal), and Barbara Minch (USA). Thawt, published by The Heavy Duty Press, retails for $375 and is available from them HERE. A condensed eBook version of Thawt will be released in early 2015.
by Nikki Soppelsa
This image was used in the Thawt prospectus
Courtesy of the artist and Mike Koppa