Sketchbook. Pressing Issues.
Sketchbook.
Sketchbook.
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Sketchbook.

NY: Stephanie Brody-Lederman, 2018. Brody-Lederman, Stephanie. Octavo. 22pp. Unique, initialled by the artist, Stephanie Brody-Lederman. Mixed media on heavy paper, including acrylic paint, graphite, ribbons, pompoms, and dice. Fashioned after a didactic sketchbook, in which the artist must follow directives to draw certain objects, such as an orange vase, a white flower with texture, and a bunny. Here, however, Brody-Lederman acts as both student and instructor. The resulting work thus offers more than a simple artistic guide; it charts Brody-Lederman’s own experience of depression and recovery, giving herself a small creative task to complete when other daily motions feel impossible. There is emotion in both the questions and their answers, an awareness that asking little is asking much, and that in drawing diverse, everyday objects, Brody-Lederman is accomplishing far more than aesthetic creation. Accompanied by a wooden stand painted after a hand-tufted rug. Fine. Item #30347

Price: $1,600.00