Folklore of the Upper Nithsdale
Folklore of the Upper Nithsdale: Stories of Witches, Ghosts, & Other Spirits from Sanquhar, Scotland
Thirty-three collage artists illustrate stories of witches, ghosts, and other spirits from Sanquhar, Scotland. Using stories collected from William Wilson’s 1904 book, artists reimagine these tales in a 21st Century context and invite us to see folklore as the imagination of the past, understood in the present. The book includes an introduction by Ric Kasini Kadour
"We present selections of artwork paired with some of Wilson's original texts," writes Ric Kasini Kadour in the Introduction. The artists "are operating from a 21st century vantage point, a view informed by nearly a century where folklore was academically studied and taught. The transformation was radical...The artists are directing our gaze to why these stories continue to matter today."
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Details: 2023 | 130 pages | 9"x6" | ISBN 978-1-927587-67-6