Sandra Landers

 

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Sandra Landers – A Pear Story

Is ealaíontóir leabhar í Sandra Landers, Meiriceánach mná atá ag maireachtaint in Éirinn. Tá saothair curtha ar thaispeáint aici go hidirnáisiúnta agus tá a cuid oibre le fáil i measc bhailiúcháin Leabharlann Poiblí Nua Eabhrac agus Scoil Dearaidh Oileán Rhode chomh maith le háiteanna nach iad. D’fhoilsigh Ollscoil Stáit Boise a leabhar ealaíne CLEARCUT agus is comhúdar í le Trish Howley ar Weather Watch, A West Kerry Book of Days.

Cad is leabhar ar deireadh thiar ach soitheach scéil?

Labhrann ‘Scéal faoi Phiorra’ fé tráth caite ag scríobh innéacs leabhair i gcomhluadar piorra. Itheadh an piorra sa scéal. Tá an piorra seo déanta as cré agus an scéal scríofa ar an bpáipéar ina bhfuil sé neadaithe. Tá cóip den innéacs bunaidh sa bhosca.

Tagann ‘Cáschlúdach Chuil Chadáin’ ó fhrása i litir a dhéanainn tagairt dos na clúdaigh fhíor-shainiúla a chuireann cuileanna cadáin óga le chéile mar dhídean beaga dóibh féin. An rud beag clochach sa bhosca miotail, is fíor-chás chuil chadáin é. Laistigh den gcásclúdach samhalta seo tá scrolla páipéir bháin. Fanann sé ar an uair go dtuigtear teanga na gcuil cadáin is gur féidir í a bhreacadh síos air.

Sandra Landers is an American book artist living in Ireland. She has exhibited internationally, and has work in the collections of the New York Public Library and the Rhode Island School of Design, among others. Her artist book CLEARCUT was published by Boise State University, and she is the co-author, with Trish Howley, of Weather Watch, A West Kerry Book of Days.

What is a book after all but a container for a story?

‘A Pear Story’ speaks of a time writing an index to a book in the companionship of a pear. The pear of the story was eaten. This pear is ceramic, the story handwritten on the paper holding it, the box with a copy of the actual index.

‘Caddisfly Slipcase’ comes from a phrase in a letter referring to the very individual coverings assembled by caddisflies to act as small shelters. The small stony thing in the metal box is an actual caddisfly case. This imagined slipcase holds a blank scroll. It awaits the moment when caddisfly language is discovered and can be written on it.