Lorie Lee Andrews Fine Arts
Requiem
2013
Altered Book, Woodcut prints, acrylic
This piece was made by altering copies of the score for Mozart's Requiem, a piece traditionally played for funerals and memorials. When the book is opened, a woodcut print of buildings from Al-Mutinabbi Street pop up out of the score. Thirty three tiny books that actually open with words in various different languages are scattered throughout the image. They represent the thirty three people who were killed at the March 5, 2007 bombing of Baghdad's Street of the Booksellers. This piece was first shown at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and is still part of a traveling exhibit that has been shown nationally and internationally.
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