Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.
paper, ink, photo, ribbon
Artist Statement about work:
In 2008, a dear friend was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. The photos included in this book come from the first day we (four of us) spent together with the diagnosis. It was a beautiful day. Two of the women (sisters) rode their horses, while two of us walked and watched. I incorporated these photos without identifying the “patient” but with a small variety of the cliches she would come to hear all too often during her remaining time.
Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – primary; structure – innovative; image – extracted from a single image (or two); technique – mixed media; layout – historic; text – found; paper – pre-treated. Adjectives: narrative, poetic, opposing or contrasting, intuitive, monotonous
Alicia Griswold is a writer and book artist. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Alabama and teaching writing at Georgia Perimeter College when not working at Paper Trail Art Center. She works with her own writing to create artist books using a variety of techniques.