Versions: A Deconstruction
Linda Soberman, (artist) Lauren
|Lauren Camp, poet,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and Linda Soberman, artist, Bloomfield
Hills, MI and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2012
The Versions book combines Linda’s
fragmented and multi-layered images with phrases from a poem I wrote
about the 2007 bombing. It was a beautiful process between two artists
who had never worked together, but respected each other’s
style. We offered comments, did rewrites, made additions to images
- accruing and considering…week by week. If we had been sitting
together in the same room, the magic would have happened instantly.
Instead, it took nine months long-distance to create. We needed
the book to represent our two voices, and it does. The visuals extend
the words and give them more power; the words gave the visuals a
reason to be.
Lauren Camp creates in art, word and sound. She
is the author of the poetry collection, This
Business of Wisdom (West End Press), and writes daily about
poetry (and its intersections with art and music) on her blog Which
Silk Shirt. In 2011, she guest edited a mini-anthology
of Iraqi poetry for Malpaís Review.
Linda Soberman, a printmaker and educator,
with studios in Michigan and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is the
recipient of many awards and fellowships. Her work is represented
in national and international venues including recent exhibitions
in Michigan, Mexico, Argentina, and China. Her current work embraces
themes of memory, loss and the Holocaust.
Hand made accordion book, mixed media, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2