Sunday, July 20, 2008


Language Bound (artists' book work)

At the end of June, I journeyed to Southern California with friend Carol Ozaki. We visited old haunts, walked the cliff overlooking the Pacific, had a little beach time, and saw the Maya Lin show "Systematic Landscapes" in San Diego. I also connected with a few artist friends. I rented a car and traveled to L.A., where I stayed with old Durango friends, Ray and Ethel Parker in Santa Monica and went to son Mitchell's gigs at Il Moro Lounge and Resturant (his trio) and the Skirball Center (with Katia Moraes). Exciting, wonderful music and time with our Cape Verdean "family", Dilma and sister Loka and their mom visiting from Cape Verde. I also connected with the Lora Schlesinger Gallery, who I have been associated with for over 25 years and spent one afternoon at the Bergamot Center visiting the myriad of galleries there. On the way back to Del Mar I met my cuz Lois for lunch. All and all an inspiring and great time.

July has been a time for workshops held in my home studio (Papermaking and Collage) This summer I am also spending a limited amount of time at my job as artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands, primarily maintaining the 37 environmental sites done over the past 3 years.

July and August highlights the Invitational Book Arts show at the Art Library at the Durango Arts Center. Above is the piece I have in that show.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

500 HANDMADE BOOKS (Lark Books)

Cover: Laura Wait



The above 2 images of my book art are included in this wonderful book, "500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form"... Just published and available for purchase in mainstream bookstores.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

CONNECTIONS:EARTH+ARTIST A tribute art show in resistance to Desert Rock

Bleeding Sky by James Joe (Navajo)

List of Seven (Long assemblage)

My assemblage and artists' book "Gradations of Grey" are included in this exhibit (protesting the building of another coal-burning power plant on the Navajo reservation) at the Center for Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. "List of Seven" includes sumi ink-dipped tea bags labeled with seven pollutants that are released from coal-burning power plants.