Great Floods by Barbara Milman

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Great Floods tells an old story and a new one. The old story—told in every culture and religion—is about how humans misbehaved in the bountiful world the gods created for them. The gods then sent a great flood to punish them, and only a couple of virtuous humans survived. The new story takes place today, when humans still seem bent on destroying the world with their greed and carelessness. Now the laws of nature are responding, like the ancient gods, with great floods.

Artist Bio

Barbara Milman is a book artist and printmaker who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has had over 25 solo exhibitions and has exhibited extensively both internationally and throughout the United States. She was an exhibitor at the CODEX International Book Fair in 2011 and 2013. Barbara Milman's handmade artist books can be found in the special collections of dozens of university libraries and museums, including the Stanford and Yale University Libraries, the New York Public Library, the Getty Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Art Institute, UCLA, UC Davis, the University of Southern California, the University of the Maryland Institute College of Art & Design, and the IUPU Herron School of Art. Her prints and other works are included in many public collections, including the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and the Art Museum at Yad Vashem, Israel.