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Handmade Books

Shards

July 2018. Handmade mixed media book. Materials include cardboard, jute, thread, bone, bark, feather, rusted paper, glue, fabric, and antique paper from a 1937 textbook on K-8 physical education.

“Shards” is inspired by "Celebration of the Marriage of Heart and Mind" By Eduardo Galeano:

"Why does one write, if not to put one’s pieces together? From the moment we enter school or church, education chops us into pieces: it teaches us to divorce soul from body and mind from heart. The fishermen of the Colombian coast must be learned doctors of ethics and morality, for they invented the word sentipensante, feeling-thinking, to define language that speaks the truth."

Para qué escribe uno, si no es para juntar sus pedazos? Desde que entramos en la escuela o la iglesia, la educación nos descuartiza: nos enseña a divorciar el alma del cuerpo y la razón del corazón. Sabios doctores de Etica y Moral han de ser los pescadores de la costa colombiana, que inventaron la palabra sentipensante para definir el lenguaje que dice la verdad.

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