I have great news to share with all of you! I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen as one of the recipients of the Art on Park award from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.
To celebrate the new library at the Twin Cities campus of SMU three artists were selected to hold solo exhibitions next year. I will be exhibiting a variety of handmade and altered books for my exhibition. This project coincides nicely with my graduation from the embodied imagination training program I have been in with Robert Bosnak and Jill fischer over the past several years.
Throughout my graduate work and embodied imagination training, I have become very interested in the relationship between dreams, poetry and the book arts. I have been asking myself what kind of books are capable of carrying dreams, memories and waking life reflections into waking life in a way that retains a sense of their original nature. I wonder how the structure of a book can affect it’s content. What new possibilities do the book arts offer for embodying dreams, memories, art and poetry?
These are just a few of the questions that I have been pondering since I completed my master’s degree at St. Mary’s. Over the coming months I will be taking this opportunity to pause at midlife and reflect on the journey thus far. The book arts offer tremendous possibilities for the creative integration of my dreams, poetry and art into a new body of work. I am very excited for this new opportunity. I hope you will share this journey with me over the coming year through this blog and then at the exhibition itself.
Sweet dreams! Sheila