The work of Stephen De Staebler inspired the theme. Exceptional man. Exceptional artist. Great interview. And our conversation with Susan Schaller uncovers a story this is actually miraculous-like the Helen Keller story. Unbelievable if it did not really happen. Plus meet Sam Bower, founding director of greenmuseum.org. supporting environmental art worldwide that actually does something for the earth. Great portfolios, too, as always. John Toki. Ann Weber. Penelope Dinsmore. Four really, really good poems by Red Hawk. And more.
From the Editor
"Body and Spirit": Introduction
Susannah Hays Portfolio
A Conversation with Sam Bower: "Green Museum"
Ann Weber Portfolio
Reiko Fujii: The Glass Kimono
John Toki Portfolio
A Conversation with Susan Schaller
"Leap of Faith"
Enrique Martíz Celaya: Guide, part 3
Penelope Dinsmore Portfolio
Annalena's Advice On Painting and Drawing
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