Joan Watts: bodhi

  • Hardcover / 9.5 x 9.5 inches
    30 images / 84 pages

  • Text by Michaela Kahn

  • ISBN: 9781942185475
  • Trade Edition: $50.00

About the Book

“bodhi is a culmination and a fulfillment of a lifetime of both painting and meditative practice. This work is a gift of space and solitude, a small piece brought back from beyond and made tangible to lure us, to perhaps help show us how to make the journey for ourselves.” – Michaela Kahn

Those familiar with the work of Joan Watts will recognize the gentle dissolve of this body of work from her earlier series, but bodhi—twenty paintings, half of them 12″ x 12″ panels, the other half 24″ x 24″ canvases—takes this process beyond any of the previous versions. Printed on French fold sheets in a perfect binding, the book itself reflects the dynamic nature of this work, in both its delicacy and solidity.

About the author

A creative writer, Michaela Kahn received her MFA from Naropa University and her PhD from Swansea University, UK. Her creative work has been shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers (UK) and selected for Scribner’s Best American Poetry series. She has been writing about art and artists for over a decade and her work has appeared in ArtDaily, Artnet, Artillery Magazine, and the Global Art Magazine. She has taught creative writing and literature in the US and the UK and is currently working as a freelance writer, focusing on the development of her interstitial arts, culture, and ecology blog: The Fulcrum and the Bear.