Edinburgh, Scotland: Text Messages Exhibit June
This exhibit was organized by our dear and hard working member Gregory
Robison, currently residing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rather than go on an
elaborate explanation on the theme, here is Gregory's initial suggestion
for a theme which may help throw into context the images to come:
"The idea is a show of woodblock prints based on the Gospel
(i.e., the four related texts conventionally associated with the names
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and which purport to present the life of Jesus).
"Based on" does not mean "depicting;" it means something like "using a
sentence, phrase or verse from the Gospel as the point of departure or
inspiration for a graphic statement in the woodblock/relief medium."
In fact, aside from the sort of minimal strictures that we're all used
to for exchanges (e.g., size no larger than, say, oban), the only requirement
would be that each submission be explicitly linked to the text."
One thing led to another and soon Barbara Mason, Sharri LaPierre and Wanda
Robertson were headed off into the sunset on a flight to Scotland. Gregory
Robison has gallantly done this before, put on a show of prints from Baren
members, and for that we thank him heartily. The images below tell the
story of the event and a lot of tourist activity going on. Images of the
prints themselves will come later.