About the Book
Whether you are an artist or a rocket scientist, a teacher or a cabinet maker, a mother or a father, a sister or a brother, or just a regular member of the human race; it's how we approach our life and work that is important.
Combining the clear and powerful words of James Lourie, an artist and educator, with the lyrical collages of Liz Davidson, this book demonstrates how the simple becomes eloquent.
Using sculpture, installation, mixed media, college, printmaking, video, poetry and sound, I explore the richness of the metaphor of the body; the place we call home on the earth. The age old questions of who we are and what are we doing here are examined (although, unfortunately, ultimately not answered ). The mystery of the body, our layers of skin that keep us separate from one another, our longing to be part of the whole, our light, our darkness, the idea of metamorphosis, of transformation: this is the material I play with.