Book Launch: To Be Heard and to Be Held by Stephanie Francis-Shanahan
Published on May 22, 2022Join us on Friday the 27th May at Village Manchester for the launch of Stephanie Francis-Shanahan newest artist edition To Be Heard and to Be Held (I am building my castle. The publication/party bag is the last in a trilogy called 'jaws of life' each exploring a different emotion at its core- the work aims to help Francis-Shanahan and others hold room for the specific emotion (joy/woe/strife) and encourages discussion on how we hold these feelings in the body.
This edition explores strife/anger but with an underlying desire to release these repressed emotions and what the result of this action can be. The images and graphic text collages contain a sense of motion as most work was made as a stream of consciousness release, charged with feeling.
Ltd edition of 78 copies, each book comes in a party bag format of a green organza bag with a Simpsons badge attached containing an original 1/1 drawing in a stamped envelope, sweets, fridge magnet and a handmade keyring.