Exquisite Warriors by Laura Russell - SOLD

Parkinson’s Disease, typically thought of as a disease of old men, is a neurodegenerative brain disorder. There is no cure. It is a long, slow descent into an unseen, isolating disease. They say PD is not genetic. My own mother suffered with it for nearly 20 years before I was diagnosed. The good news is, I know what’s coming. The bad news is, I know what’s coming.

This limited edition artist book is an “exquisite corpse” structure celebrating 26 “Exquisite Warrior” women battling this terrifying disease. On the recto pages, photos of women in their best power pose, submitted by my new network of friends with PD.

Three different narratives flow on the verso panels. Fate: an abecedarian listing of PD symptoms. Fact: a hopeful narrative about my own journey. Fear: quotations submitted by the warriors about their worst fears. This book is an empowering exploration of exquisite women! All proceeds from this edition will be donated to an organization supporting women with PD.

Artist Bio

Laura Russell is a photographer and book artist who creates hand-bound, limited-edition artist books that incorporate photographs of our urban landscape and tell a story about our culture and our communities. She has participated in national and international book arts and fine art exhibitions. Her books are collected by individual collectors and are in major collections at museums, libraries, universities and corporations.