RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Penelope Tsaltas Lisk

I am a life-long artist, painter and printmaker, from the western suburbs of Philadelphia. I made my first Artist's Book at the age of five. Books carry an intellectual gravitas despite being a common commodity; nothing carries quite the same respect as being published.  For me, creating a microcosmic exhibition, as intimate as a hand held object and as concrete as the written form married with imagery, appeals as a challenge of commitment to my thoughts and to their exposure to an individual reader. 

RiTUAL engaged me as a book-maker and further struck my fancy through the theme. Many artists are surprising fond of rituals; as a printmaker, the medium chooses the ritual. Whether artists rebel against or conform to the dictates of medium, habit, neurosis or passion, ritual remains, revealed or hidden, as origin. The folding requirements of this particular show became part of the medium and seriously influenced my interpretation..

Walking

"Walking"  cover of 8 page book;  acrylic, marker & thread, on Tyvek
"Walking"  pp 4 & 5 of 8 page book;  acrylic, marker & thread, on Tyvek
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Walking cover of eight page book;  acrylic, marker & thread, on Tyvek.

Poem describing a sometime, personal, life-long, ritual of counting in my head while I walk, hand written over imagerey displaying the ritualistic repetition of the numbers.

$20

additional RiTUAL 2015 books

"Compulsive Obsessive Neurosis" by Penelope Tsaltas Lisk
Compulsive Obsessive Neurosis    $20      
"One"  cover of 8 page book;  acrylic, marker & thread, on Tyvek "One"  pp 2 & 3  of  8 page book;  acrylic, marker & thread, on Tyvek
One    $20