“The Art of the Book” - Silent Auction
Artwork Title: Novum Opus
Artist: Joan B. Machinchick
Medium or Technique(s): Gouache & walnut ink on Arches Text Wove
Item #: 29
Reserve Bid: $100
Artist Statement: “‘You asked me to make a new work out of the old, so that following the copies of the scriptures scattered about the world, I might set myself up as a judge [where they vary, to decide which of them agrees best with the Greek truth.]’* St. Jerome was given this daunting task by Pope Damasus -- to create something new out of the old. Every new act of creation is based on what has gone before and everything we know. We are all, every day, in everything we do, creating our own Novum Opus.”
*The Lindisfarne Gospels by Janet Backhouse (c) 1981, Phaidon Press Ltd.