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Monday, October 12, 2009

Legacy Gift: a press


My wife Martha is not just an artist. She was a born artist. Her mother Ruth was a printmaker and painter until she died last year. Martha and her mom wrote to each other weekly since she left home for college (too many years ago for me to put in print). They always discussed art, trends observations and insights. It was the same sort of relationship I had with my dad, who mentored me in ministry like no other person. We could talk at a depth level like with no one else.
Well, Martha purchased her own press shortly after we were married, but knew she would inherit her mother's large, Charles Brand press someday. While we were in Greece, the press arrived and all morning today we unpacked it and set it up in the studio next to her other one. In many ways it stands there as a living legacy to Ruth and the spirit of the artist that fires Martha's creativity and soul. Peace to her memory!

3 Comments:

At 3:12 PM , Blogger ed said...

The artist continues to create, hoping one day to capture what is within, without; to communicate the soul of their person.

 
At 11:12 AM , Blogger E Erickson said...

What a lovely thing to have! I have a fascination with that also...love the little letter cubes! Have fun!

 
At 10:27 PM , Blogger mike said...

Looks heavy!

 

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