I am thrilled to report that the book is printed and available. Click here to order, please. And the premier showing for the entire project is just a couple weeks away. I hope to see you in Arizona at The Art Gallery 4. The reception is September 5th. Join us! I think you will be amazed at the quality of the prints. Mark Muse did a masterful job to enhance the nuance and mood of the images.
This poem is included in the book and accompanies one of my favorite composites. The image of the chair with the purse hanging on the wall behind and the camp at Birkenau overlaid on it speaks to me of transport. It was the ever-present dread of being sent ‘to the East’ that broke the spirit of many victims.
The chair is still, waiting, the tree is mournful, bending and broken in places, yet living, the light is delicate.
The spirit was sorrowful, life was tenuous, fragile.
Transport And then, silence.