Twenty-three metal objects — Where did they come from? Links to quality news, opinion pieces, and reports that explain the intractable conflict problem and highlight successful responses. Covered in the familiar crinkly sort-of-corrugated pads that top boxed assortments to protect the candies, this book retains the inviting aroma of chocolate. Text is mostly obscured, fragmented, and difficult to grasp.
Housed in letter envelope with printed title. Fusing photographs of each locale, she places architectural columns amidst the spires of cacti near her desert home—a virtual reality that is, of course, uninhabitable. When the viewer turns the pages time passes and the hours change. Wehr pulls the reader into the world of two languages, two cultures.
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That was about five years ago. A dark photographic silhouette and a torn piece of what appears to be wallpaper suggest interior spaces. She pulls in images from previous works such as Passing Continued to provide a collage. In my work, I address the problems of emigration with a view to both verbal and non-verbal communication, issues of adaptation, nostalgia, isolation, dislocation and identity. This edition started with a fifteen-year old sketching cut into four pieces to create the pages.
This edition started with a fifteen-year old sketching cut into four pieces to create the pages. Her work reflects that adjustment between two worlds and visions of life. I do not know if it is ever possible, as my native life, language, landscape, culture are so different than my life here in Tucson. I decided to use it as my material, as I often recycle older work into a new one. It can be read from left to right and from right to left depending on the cultural origin of the reader.
Sewn into an assortment of padded covers such as brown and royal blue with a gold Ghiradelli logo pattern. Housed in letter envelope with printed title. This small scroll is made of Polish linen that symbolizes my native country.
Each cover features a different found object. I believe this is still true in most countries. This collaged visual text suggests the path of life and what is lost or rendered obsolete along the way, that which we mourn in its passing, the unchanging self that continues on in spite of inevitable loss. This is a small version of my Polish linen books.
Signed and numbered by the artist. I hope that those who are not from this culture can relate to the problem, and those who are from here will be more aware of it — especially in that it also relates to migration and the feeling of dislocation which is an experience many Americans encounter. Paper pages with metal objects attached by thread.
In Polish linen handmade envelope with found paper clip closure. After looking through all of them and unfolding the book viewers will find a repeated word 'serendipity. The interior pages also feature a recurring black-and-white photographic cutout of a woman Wehr , face turned, smiling toward the camera as she steps forward like a mantra.
Printed titles, name, and date on book and sack by the artist. This was an interesting experience as the feathers were flying all over my studio! It is very hard to feel a part of the local culture if you move so often; life feels even more unstable; you experience transience much more strongly. Bound together as the objects are, on the band, in the book and through the artist's vision, they express a new story, one not intended at their genesis.
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I hope that those who are not from this culture can relate to the problem, and those who are from here will be more aware of it — especially in that it also relates to migration and the feeling of dislocation which is an experience many Americans encounter. Handsewn binding in encaustic wrappers. I created a second, related book at the same time entitled ' Horizontal Stories.
Signed and dated by the artist on the bottom of the envelope. The only text in each is its title, but all twelve titles — or do we just assume they are titles -- are listed only on the last page of this collection. The book is an abstracted version of this emotion, juxtaposing piece of soft suede coat which is the background and has a resemblance of a skin and a fragile body, with found metal objects whose sharpness may be associated with destruction and weapons. Wehr has had eleven homes. Signed and dated by the artist on the back page. Wehr pulls the reader into the world of two languages, two cultures.
- The rhythm of life is different depending on the place we live, our age, occupation, gender, role in a family and in a society. An presumably unchanging fingerprint is background and foreground to a stamp than shouts Alien and a series of photographs that document external and personal change. Slipped into red envelope with title handprinted. Handprinted title in both English and Polish on scroll. Twelve visual short stories by Wehr.
- Like her previous edition, Passing Continued , a band of fabric bisects the spread horizontally. In this book, whose pages are made out of Polish linen, I have stitched one or two objects to each odd page suggesting a narrative. I carefully selected the materials to work with: The first page, an excerpt from a letter, is a fragment of text rendered as visual object through enlargement. When the viewer turns the pages time passes and the hours change.
Metal objects attached by sewing. Wehr points to this enigmatic quality in a brief text: The hand written text says: I added the layer of encaustic paint with black … to create a new abstracted image representing text. Inkjet printed, carousel accordion. I want my viewers who will not understand part of the text to experience the difficulties with comprehension.
I created a second, related book at the same time entitled ' Horizontal Stories. The suggested narrative on each page relates to them as well as to the street. Hand stitched pamphlet style binding. An inverted section of a cancelled postal envelope recalls from Wehr's previous work the connection to her natal home in Poland.
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Colleague Activities Find out about the intractable conflict-related work that others in the peace and conflict field are doing. In Polish linen handmade envelope with found paper clip closure. It is very hard to feel a part of the local culture if you move so often; life feels even more unstable; you experience transience much more strongly. She pulls in images from previous works such as Passing Continued to provide a collage.