|Title||of Two Worlds|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, IA|
|Process / Technique||Original collage|
|Structure / Binding||Coptic binding, slipcase|
|Medium / Materials||Collage, graphite, found book pages, water based paint|
|Paper Stock||Found book pages, book board from an old book|
|Number of Pages||42 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||1.75 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
The pages for this book emerged as a way for me to process the emotions I experienced viewing repeated images of the destruction of Aleppo. There is, of course, the sheer magnitude of the physical destruction, but along side are all the lives torn apart, physically and spiritually. Families divided, lost and shattered. Many stories told while others go unspoken. Individual careers upended. Libraries, shops, gardens, and parks decimated. This story does not stop with Aleppo, but carries through to all people forced to leave their former lives, to forge out a new beginning in strange lands; living in one world, belonging to another in spirit.
Artist BioLinda Welch is a painter, sculptor and book artist living in Portland Oregon. She grew up in Iowa and lived for many years in California. She received a B.F.A. in Ceramics from Long Beach State and an M.F.A. in Textile Design from UC Davis. Her work is in private and public collections including UCLA Fine Art Library and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.