A review of recent artwork by contemporary Balinese artist Citra Sasmita and her use of archetypal objects and symbols such as cloth.
Dorina Miller Parmenter approaches the book as object, inspired by her material explorations as a former book artist. Urmila Mohan interviews her to understand why and how the book has come to be so important in her artwork and its connections to religion, especially the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Laurel Kendall speaks about the challenges and rewards of her role as curator of the Asian collection at the American Museum of Natural History, and Faculty at Columbia University. John and Urmila visited her in her office at the AMNH and were offered a tour of the collections, some aspects of which are highlighted in the interview. In this interview, Laurel conveys the excitement of working in a unique space between the material expressions of cultural heritage and their value for diverse peoples. (Published 3 June 2015.)