Laurie Toby Edison


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Shadow on a Tightrope: 30 Years Casting a Powerful Shadow

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Debbie says: It’s thrilling to participate in the blog carnival for the 30th anniversary of Shadow on a Tightrope:Writings By Women on Fat Oppression, edited by Lisa Schoenfelder and Barb Weiser, hosted by publisher Aunt Lute, which is releasing a 30th anniversary edition. In a sense, this book has always been there for me; I […]

Your Body Is Not A Shark

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Laurie says: I’ve watched my  daughter Cid working intensely on this dance collaboration for the last year.   The article I’m quoting from SFArts is a superb conversation about Your Body is Not a Shark, disability, art and the way limits can lead to brilliant work.  Read the whole piece. (Article is on the red bar […]

Healing through Art, Louise Mathewson’s Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Lynne Murray says: In A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury, author Louise Mathewson brings us small book of poems that resonate profoundly with me. The poems tell the story of reclaiming her life. She has brought back these words from a time of silence that followed a tremendous trauma caused by a serious auto […]

Adrienne Rich, Feminist and Poet

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Laurie says: The feminist poet Adrienne Rich died last week in Santa Cruz. Her voice meant a lot to me. Reading her poetry over the years influenced my work and my perspectives on the world. I still remember reading her poems for the first time in Diving into the Wreck and being riveted.  I was […]

Karl Michalak

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Laurie says: This picture, of Karl Michalak and his tiger was the poster for my solo exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan in 2001. I am not a woman. I don’t know what it’s like to be raped. I don’t pretend to have any privileged insights Into the feminine psyche. But […]

Imagine a Pomegranate

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The black pomegranate pendant/sculpture was inspired by this poem by Elena Rose that I heard at a reading.  She blogs as little light.   This was the first time I heard a poem and immediately knew I wanted to sculpt the imagined pomegranate. It was the first piece I’ve ever done that was inspired by […]

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