Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Words For Our Time Book

I am so excited! Words For Our Time, my election inspired series of text-based pieces, is now available in book form. Each art page is followed by one with the texts of all the quotes on that page and their sources in type. People quoted include Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Jr, Audre Lorde, Albert Einstein, Ursula K. Le Guin. There are 58 inspirational quotes in all.

Words have always been my ballast and my anchor. I believe in their power. While I understand the saying “actions speak louder than words,” I believe that words can be where actions start. Throughout history, words have provided the spark to begin change and the sustenance to carry it through.

Words For Our Time is a series of artworks based on eight words: strength, hope, truth, peace, justice, love, courage, and compassion. Each was created from one large sheet of paper that was torn into separate sections. After the writing was complete, the pieces were sewn back together in an act of healing as I mended the torn paper and made it whole. They remind us of what is important in our personal and civic lives and provide encouragement and support in these difficult times.

The paperback book is $15. and can be purchased from amazon (buy the book here) and at the Paula Estey Gallery at 3 Harris Street in Newburyport where two of the framed originals are on exhibit as well as four Spirit Books.

You can take a closer look at the individual pieces here on my website.


Mo Crow said...

this is a treasure!

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Thanks Mo. It was helpful to spend the time with those words. An antidote to the numbing news.

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