Our Ever Changing World Books

A series of books that document space/ time/ location/ gravitational pull. The series “Through the Eyes of Artists” reflect interaction with and about artists. All having to do with the Creative Worlds and the who, what, why, how, when of the miracle of Artists.

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Submit Here for Book 10: A Moment in Time 2018
Deadline January 6th, 2019

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Books about Artists… that promote Artists as vehicles of Change.

The project originated with my desire to create an installation piece, a “something” that the ‘meaning of’ furthers the magic I feel about The Arts. I thought long and hard, came up with many different ideas of how to fill a space up but everything I did was about me, my art and my story…and I didn’t feel a satisfaction inside. THEN, I realized that I am a book designer, that is what I do for my job-job that allows me to create art. PERFECT! was the word I heard.

And the process began, the gathering of the whats to be done…and the how what I create will further the magic of Art and Artists…

My intention is for the stories that the artists share, will create a paradigm shift in those who read about them and learn about the variety of feelings, visionary insights, art process, mediums, personal histories and more that each artist brings to the world, one piece of art at a time. Artists / Authors / Actors

With each page, each artist takes you to another place of question, and seeing the importance of Art and their sharing about in the Art they create.

I hope you’ll join me and a few of the artists as we share the project with you.

Art is passion exposed.

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THE BOOKS

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: “What Are You Saving From Extinction?”

Layout 1Book One: (8.5 x 11 color) covers my thinking that artists “save” something from being forgotten. I thought this focus would be something everyone can relate to in today’s world of forever changing views, new technology, and global change. I noticed that artists work to bring something that is hidden into light. That their way of seeing our world opens us to new ways of being and thinking. Different perspectives help to bring about change.

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: “Couples and Collaboration.”

Layout 1Book Two:  (8.5 x 11 color) Spotlights couples and the way they collaborate. Is if just as a couple or as artists too? And how does this type of relationship function and affect their lives. When I hung the show I was very pleased to see how each couple complimented each other not only in being a couple but in the art they created.

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Book Three:  Sometimes an idea doesn’t work out and this was one of those books. It was planned to be a question that reviewers, critics, curators, gallerists, writers, etc., would contribute to, unfortunately, the ones I contacted were not interested. I am looking to take this up again at another place in time. I might just make it about my experiences in the art world, what I’ve learned about navigating the ins and outs, the things that one learns mostly by participating, and the good, the bad, and the ugly of the whole thing as I’ve experienced it since I became involved in 1985.


Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: “Artists, ART & Story: Southern California

cvrBook Four:  (5.5 x 8.5 black and white) Spotlights Southern California Artists their art and story. The focus of the book was to write a story, 500 to 1,000 words long and to share a life experience NOT related to or mention art in any way. As artists it seems we are always talking to and about our lives as artists. My intention was to help move the focus more to the history of the artist as a combination o f life experiences. We are more than our art… we are our story.

There are 90 artists and 280 pages to read through.

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: Idle Chatter: What’s in Your Cupboard/Shelf/Drawer?

Book Five:  (5.5 x 8.5 color)  California Artists their art and story. The focus of the book was to write a story, 500 to 1,000 words long and to share a story. This book focus was on how assemblage art comes in many forms, and I noticed that we all do it to a certain extent…assemblage that is. Our cupboards, shelves, drawers are all expressions of our ability to hunt and gather and the results of what that looks like differs in form for men and women

There are 18 artists and 64 pages to read through.

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: Best of 2016 ART & Story California

Book Six:  (5.5 x 8.5 black and white) Southern California Artists their art and story. The focus of the book was to write a story, 500 to 1,000 words long and to share a life experience. The previous books has a basic theme, I have now moved away from that and will now be spotlighting Art & a Story by the year.  My intention is to help move the focus more to the history of the artist as a combination of life experiences. We are more than our art… we are our story.

There are 32 artists and 100 pages to read through.

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: ART & Story A Moment in Time 2017, United States

Book Seven: (8.5″x11″ black and white) The focus of the book is to write a story, 500 to 1,000 words long and to share a life experience that happened in the year 2017.   The year 2017 stirred up the world on many levels. Art was one of them. The books have previously been titled “Best of…..” but this book seemed to be the beginning of “A Moment in Time…” due to our everyday bringing a change in thinking and being. Social discourse abounds.

There are 40 artists and 174 pages to read through.

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: Signs of the Times: The Woman’s March, Los Angeles,CA 2017 by Ann Marie Rousseau

Book Eight: (8.5 x 11 4/color)  “The Women’s March was a worldwide anti-Donald Trump protest on January 21, 2017, to protest legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. The rallies were aimed at Trump, immediately following his inauguration as President of the United States, largely due to statements and positions attributed to him regarded by many as anti-woman or otherwise offensive. It was the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.

There are 100 4/color pages of photos documenting the event in Los Angeles.

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: Artist Spotlight

Book 9: Coming June/July 2018 will be a book that spotlights a specific location, style, concept, or other, and will be 8×10 or 8.5 x 11, 4/color

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Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: ART & Story A Moment in Time 2018, United States

Book 10: (5.5 x 8.5 black and white) Coming February 2019. The focus of the book is to write a story, 500 to 1,000 words long and to share a life experience that happened in the year 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: Artist Spotlight

Book 11: Coming mid- 2019 will be a book that spotlights a specific location, style, concept, or other, and will be 8×10 or 8.5 x 11, 4/color


 

 

 

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