The text of these pieces are from a traditional children’s hand clapping game from New England. Whenever it’s shown, women will start chanting the rhyme.
Peeling off wallpaper Remembered from childhood It was easy It fell away But we couldn’t find anymore When we finished We saw the pocked naked plaster underneath At our feet Were curls of paper A prayer
My daughter, who speaks Arabic and Turkish, posed for this print of a woman pouring tea in the traditional manner. It was also inspired by the excellent, yet unassuming, Moroccan Hospitality eatery in Malden, MA. This print and a recipe for Moroccan mint tea are included in From Palate to Plate, prints and recipes from members of The Boston Printmakers…. Read more →
Chrząszcz W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie. Wół go pyta: “Panie chrząszczu, Po cóż pan tak brzęczy w gąszczu?” Poem by Jan Brzechwa Cricket In the town of Szczebrzeszyn a beetle buzzes in the reeds And Szczebrzeszyn is famous for it. An ox asks him, “Mister Beetle, What are you buzzing for in… Read more →