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Re: Book Arts and the WTC



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Chris, I think you may be a natural philosopher.  Thank you for writing this.

Judy Sullens, book artist and usually a list lurker

Chris McAfee wrote:

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> I feel silly writing this--I'm only one small voice among very many.
>
> But I'm concerned and sorrowed by the attacks we've been making on each =
> other through this list.
>
> I think I understand the feelings on both sides of the issue of what does =
> and doesn't belong on this list. Maybe because I am on both sides. (And =
> maybe I am completely wrong. But...)
>
> I am a book conservator.
>
> I am a book artist.
>
> I feel those are two different creatures, the one being more technical =
> while the other is more creative.
>
> The "Book Arts" covers both of those and, so, the BOOK_ARTS-L covers both =
> of those (as well as many other related topics).
>
> When I went to art school, one of my first art teachers said, "I assume =
> you're here because you have something to say. Most artists want to do art =
> because they feel they have something to say." I guess that was true for =
> me. But without discussing life I had nothing to say.
>
> When I learned conservation it was because I wanted to preserve what =
> others had said. But that training was purely technical. It had little to =
> do with discussing life.
>
> When I get together with my conservation friends, we discuss technique.
>
> When I get together with my art friends, we discuss life.
>
> This list comprises both my conservation friends and my art friends. Thus, =
> I believe there will be those who  want to discuss technique. And there =
> will be those who feel it is essential to discuss life.
>
> I want to discuss both. And discussing the recent tragedies has served to =
> fuel my creative fire. I don't want to give that kind of fuel up. The =
> artist side of me believes one of the purposes of this list is to fuel =
> each others' fires and we can't do that without discussing life.
>
> More than anything, though, I wish for peace on earth and peace on this =
> list.
>
> Christopher McAfee
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