Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pandora

Pandora's Box

In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. She was given many gifts by the gods:  clothes, beauty, speech, musical ability.  Pandora is accused of introducing evil into the world, by opening the lid to a large jar (classically, but apparently mistakenly, described as a "box"), thereby releasing all the evils and ill-mannered things it contained into the world.  She managed to close the lid in time to keep one thing...hope.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Two New Collaborations

Sabine Remy and I are still going strong with our collage collaborations, and here are the two most recent...no. 66 (the last of 2016) and no. 67 (the first of 2017):

 No. 66, 2016 (After Years...King Kong is Back!)
started by Lynn Skordal & finished by Sabine Remy

No. 67, 2017 (From the Wish Book),
started by Sabine Remy & finished by Lynn Skordal

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chapter 9 -- Local Heroes, Local Book Artists of Washington State

Just returned from a visit to the new artist's book exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art entitled "Chapter 9 - Local Heroes, Local Book Artists of Washington State."  The show features a large collection of wonderfully varied artist's book from artists working all across the State, displayed beautifully in the upstairs book room (Sherry Grover Gallery).  These books will be on display through February 5, 2017, and I'm proud that two of my books, including "The Needle and the Sword," (below) are part of this collection.  BIMA is open every day, 10-6, and it's always free!

Definitely worth a visit.   The Museum is also featuring some outstanding Indigenous Art ("Native Hands: Indigenous Art of the Salish Sea), and there is a collection of Catherine Alice Michaelis pieces in the downstairs gallery, both of which you will want to spend some time with.  Then, you should wander into the Museum's cafe, the Bistro, and have a beautifully constructed, superlatively tasty late lunch.  You deserve it!

Chapter 9 Bookroom Exhibition 5
The Needle and the Sword: The Early Women's Movement In Twenty-Four Hankies
Fabric artist's book, modified Japanese stab-style binding, 2013 (unique)
On display at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Winslow, WA