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Re: Book Arts and the WTC



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I agree. Let's pray for Peace on Earth...and peace on this list.

Betty
At 08:40 PM 9/17/01 -0500, you wrote:
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>Chris, I think you may be a natural philosopher.  Thank you for writing this.
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>Judy Sullens, book artist and usually a list lurker
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>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.
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>> 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.
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>> I am a book artist.
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>> 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.
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>> When I get together with my conservation friends, we discuss technique.
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>> 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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Betty Storz
PO Box 542
Mendocino, CA  95460

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