In mid-February, I put up a show of my collages and artist books at the North Adams Library in North Adams, MA. It had been up for a few weeks, with the opening reception scheduled, when life as we knew it was paused. The opening was canceled, and quarantine life took over. I finally made it over there this week to video and talk about my displayed work. Videoing myself is one of those things that makes me very uncomfortable and was probably the other reason that this took so long for me to do!
Pop over to the Paper Cake Scissors channel to see a few videos from the show, as well as a couple of other books. If you're a YouTube person, I'd love to see you subscribe. Now that I've dipped my toe into the world of vlogs (video blogs!), there's no going back.
If any of the books or collages in the show strike your fancy, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The pieces are all for sale. I have photos of them if you'd like to see anything in more detail.
Unfolding Narratives is the title of my show, but it's also a subtopic of what's happening in our country right now. As we make their names and stories visible, the gravity of what happened to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, David McAtee and the many, many black people who have suffered injustices will become known. They deserve to have action taken on their behalves. They were contributors to their communities. Members of families. Mothers and fathers. The violence that was shown against them demonstrates the pandemic of racism in our country, but the stories of who they were need to be told.