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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Laura Russell

Laura Russell is a photographer and book artist who creates hand-bound, limited-edition artist books that incorporate photographs of our urban landscape and tell a story about our culture and our communities. She has participated in national and international book arts and fine art exhibitions. Her books are collected by individual collectors and are in major collections at museums, libraries, universities and corporations. Laura is also the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery, a book art gallery in Portland, Oregon. 

All Sinners Welcome - One Sheet Edition

All Sinners Welcome by Laura Russell
All Sinners Welcome by Laura Russell

All Sinners Welcome explores "DIY" religion. Photos of storefront churches, quirky handmade church signs and expressions of faith. A regular ritual in our commercial and cultural landscape, a celebration of our country’s freedom of religion, freedom of speech and our undying do-it-yourself, entrepreneurial spirit. Open edition, one sheet excerpt from limited edition. 5.25" x 4.25" 

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)