Thursday, January 11, 2007

Book Giveaway

Patricia Storms at Booklust has been talking about a Canadian exhibition by Robin Pacific which involves the artist giving away her entire archive of nearly 2,000 books. There are great photographs and a first-hand account here, but Toronto's just a bit far for me to go for a freebie. Robin Pacific is quoted as saying:
"My books are a portrait of an artist’s psyche. When I pick one up at random, a whole period of my life comes rushing back, people, places, what I was doing, who I was at that particular point of my past. Giving them away is a means of putting my consciousness out into the world, and isn’t that what all artists do, regardless of the medium?"
Not sure I could give away all my books, but they're staring back at me at the moment from their comfy bookcases, quivering with worry!

2 comments:

chiefbiscuit said...

Love the new layout. Haven't popped in for a while Sarah, so it's been great to catch up, not drinking a cup of tea naked!!! ;)

Sarah said...

Hi chiefbiscuit. Nice to see you, and thanks re layout. Have lost a lot of stuff though, so need to spend some time getting it back on, including a link to you!