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(alphabetized by first name)

Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Cynthia Colbert

Lexington, South Carolina

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The Scars We Carry

wood, paper, linen, silk, and cotton threads, hemp and shell button closure

12½ x 6 x 2½ closed; 22 x 6 open

© 2011

$ 600

Created during recuperation from surgery while I was bedridden. I carved the oak planks while sitting in a wheelchair. The process of making this book helped me heal. I had unlimited time to think, plan, and reconsider my plans and when I was able, I created the book with certainty and calmness.

The beginning of the book is very simple. As the book progresses the pages become more complex. Pages have cut and sewn areas and healing wounds that are covered with translucent skin-toned paper.

Cynthia Colbert grew up in the south and spent a lot of time with older relatives sitting on porches, drinking iced tea, and listening to stories. Making books that include her own observations and stories satisfies her needs to create and to share ideas with others.