Like Bees Consumed as Burning Thorns
By Kathy T. Hettinga Dillsburg, Pennsylvania: Kathy T. Hettinga, 2011. Edition of 25.
3 x 4"; 14 pages. Flutter book. Printed on archival inkjet on Mohawk Superfine 100lb text. Printed in Minisystem and Arial Narrow fonts. Wrap around cover. Endsheets of straw/handmade rice paper. Signed and numbered by the artist.
The artists' book as personal narrative of faith and courage.
Kathy Hettinga: "In the book modern day enemies – such as cancer and others unnamed – swarm like bees, yet are consumed as burning thorns. The book contains digital images of my own cancer cells, and vector illustrated bees. ... The book begins at the beehive in Christ in the Desert (NM) with Sister Benedicta using her scapular to chase bees from my hair."