Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
Susan has been working as a visual artist since the late 70's.
After ten years of concentration in calligraphy, she turned to the artists' book which she felt provided a more intimate and flexible environment for her work.
The Spirit Books bring together her love of the book and her response to the natural world that we see and the invisible one that lies behind it.
She finds evidence of that deeper world not in wide vistas and scenes but in small objects.
She feels a deep connection to older powers as she gathers twigs, branches, vines, and roots. Using them to cradle books, she links them to the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief. Each page is a meditation that echoes nature with both repetition and variety. 'Reading' the book is meant to be a contemplative experience that takes the reader out of the everyday world and into a state of gratitude and reverence.
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