Mari Eckstein Gower’s powerful new book, Forming Common Threads (detail at right) was inspired by the #MeToo movement. It got me thinking how books about women hold a special place in the book arts world. Our field is populated by strong and talented women who use the medium of the book to tell their stories.
Mari tell us, “As I watch the growing momentum of the #MeToo phenomena lift veils of silence, I am awed by the power of the simple but brave act of telling one’s story. The more often these stories are revealed, the stronger the fabric of truth.” This book weave’s Mari’s own personal experiences with stories of strong women, from history to mythology.
The 23 Sandy Women Rise curated collection features artist books that celebrate women and girls, or shed light on important women’s issues. This online collection of unique and limited-edition artist books is a special way to tell the stories of women, to celebrate our accomplishments, and to frame a dialog about many important topics. Once again we use books to highlight the power of artists to change the world.