Many years ago I had some work in an art of infertility exhibition, it was far from me so I sent my work and got to see photos of it on display with other artists work about the same theme.
A couple of years ago I was approached by a research group about my art project and my experience with infertility. I answered some research questions and thought that was that.
Then last year I was approached by that same group and asked if I could share some art and a statement from my show.
I did that as well, seems that their research, PHD paper was going to be published and created into a book and would I like to be part of that.
Thinking about my mark in the world I was cautious but open to the idea and wanted to hear more. Then about 8 months ago, I got paperwork from a university publisher, it had some bad wording in it, and I told the project I needed to decline on the opportunity. Turns out standing up for my self and my work had a positive effect, as other people in the project objected too and so the contract was rewritten and there was a green light.
Well, here I am sharing with you that the book has come to reality and has been made and is releasing later this month! All the artists/contributors involved retained their copyright and were "paid" in a single copy of the publication.
The book is a beautiful collection of stories of infertility from a myriad of perspectives and it is heartbreaking and beautiful, and my artwork and words are collected in it.
It is quite surreal, and a deep wonderful thing from so much loss.
There will be publicity events all across the US, and I have agreed to be available if there is something that sits okay with me.
You can read more about the book: HERE
Book name: Infertilities: a curation