28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
Ilse Schreiber-NollTarrytown, NY
My books are diaries and visual documents of history. They speak of the tragedy of war and the threat of ecological disasters, which leave behind a trail of death, devastation, a destroyed environment, and uncounted shattered lives. The heavy crusted surfaces of the pages of my books hold rudiments from nature such as sand, ashes, and plants to generate a strong sense of physical presence. They convey the obliteration of the land and the grief of the people who once inhabited it. The sand symbolizes the passage of time, a coat that envelops history, while collages, imbedded into the wasteland of the page, remind of our present conerns and their consequences. I hope my work can influence the viewer to feel and to consider to sponge down the mud of comfort and lend a hand to save our troubled planet.