"I am very pleased to announce that all the artworks have been selected for the art & poetry book that I am editing with Luxembourg poet Agnes Marton. Entitled Estuary: A Confluence of Art and Poetry, the book will be published in December 2012. Estuary will also connect to a webpage via a Quick Response (or QR) barcode printed in the book. The webpage will contain links to the artists’ and poets’ websites featuring their images, videos, performances, and other presentations. This will serve as an internet companion to the printed book, enabling the book’s audience to stay up-to-date on new works and events by the featured artists and poets — for many years to come after the book is printed." Harriette Lawler
The Artists of Estuary:
Adrian Bayreuther, Michael Berry, Mohammad Bin Lamin, Mani Bour, Véronique Brosset, Alberto D'Assumpção, Olga Dmytrenko, Katerina Dramitinou, Goro Endow, Virginia Erdie, Mark Erickson, Oralei Fauble, Hego Goevert, Ljiljana Lazičić-Putnik, MI Sun Lee, Pia B. Lehmann, Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz, Midori McCabe, Brad Michael Moore, Neil Nieuwoudt, Izabella Pavlushko, Juan Rodrigo Piedrahita, Lina J. Reynolds, Constantin Severin, Emmy Verschoor, and Harriette Lawler.
Agnes and Harriette will also soon be creating the Estuary group on Facebook for all the poets and visual artists that will be featured.
An estuary is that part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river’s current meets the sea’s tide. An abundance of nutrient-rich food is found in this biome. Estuarine environments are among the most productive on earth, creating habitats for 1000s of species to live, feed, and reproduce. In our Estuary, visual art meets the art of poetry. And through the use of the QR (Quick Response) barcode in the book, printed art meets the art of performance and a book flows into the internet. Scanning the barcode with a Smartphone or other device will take the reader to Estuary's URL containing your contact & website information and links to videos or photos of the visual artists working in their studios or at one of their exhibition receptions, poets reading their work, and other such presentations that participants wish to offer. The URL that the QR barcode links to will also be printed in the book for people without the scanning devices.
Estuary will feature an uninterrupted flow of art and poetry. It will only have a short introduction block of text in the front of the book and an index of all featured artists and poets, plus copyright information, in the back of the book. Each art work and each poem will have its own full page. Thus, each 2-page spread will have art and poem facing one another. It will be a rich and diverse artistic "biome" with a varied range of visual artists, poets, excellent works and styles.
Harriette Lawler has been a sculptor all of her adult life, she has also worked in print media design and production for 30 years, including 19 years at New York City magazines: The Village Voice (4 years), Rolling Stone (8 years) and Popular Mechanics (7 years), plus numerous freelance assignments including New York Magazine and Cuisine. Please also take a look at the two previous art books that she compiled and designed: "Privatsphären" (2011) and "Gateway: An Artists; Time Capsule" (2012).