Carla Shapiro has been a photographer for over 30 years and has created bodies of work about woman, aging, 9/11, beauty and decay.
The piece she donated for this years auction is from her Obituaries to Prayer Flags series. About this series Carla writes”I hand copied from the New York Times, 2500 obituaries of people who died in the World Trade Center. Each obituary was written in black ink on white vellum, a stiff translucent paper that I hung outside… Over the course of one year, I photographed these obituaries–in early light, in darkness, in the rain, as the leaves fell, and as it snowed. They were photographed when it was hot and when it was cold, as they moved and as they froze. They were photographed with the rebirth of spring… Each day I saw a new story, as every sheet of vellum told a different story, as every sheet of vellum washed away and became free of its story and became the pure whiteness I waited for–my way of honoring those who had died on 9/11.”
The bidding has begun! Don’t forget to check in with us over the weekend to see how your favorite pieces of art are doing. We have 30 gems donated by WSW artist alumnae that would look fabulous hanging on your walls!
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