|right: "Fragile" by Dorothy Krause|
I feel so lucky being in New York and able to visit the Center for Book Arts to view in real life a big portion of the worldwide artists' contributions to Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here call. The various artists' responses to the 2007 tragic bombing destruction of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the centuries old cultural and intellectual hub in Baghdad, come in various shapes and formats, but are all equally charged with their creators' powerful energy and determination to stand for the defense of freedom of speech, thought and spirit.
I feel truly proud to be a participant in this global art and free spirit movement and happy to have once again my work shown at the Center.
|left: "Evidence Vol. 48, 6134, 27, 537, 1129" by Ania Gilmore and Annie Zeybekoglu | right: "Palimpsest" by Sara Bowen|
right top: "A Vicious Circle" by Mette Ambeck | right bottom: "Absence" by Helen Malone
|right top: "One Book, Two Poets" by Ann Forbush | right bottom "Pages Reign" by Laura Russell|
|"as long...", the book shown in this picture, is my humble contribution to the global moral force against cultural suppression and free thinking; it is my response to the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition call.|
An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street