You wrote on February 22 in "Crafty Folk":
�...Alice Simpson makes the ultimate gallery faux pas in her artist statement by revealing that her contribution, a cartoonish tunnel book titled Matthew with the Turquoise Eyes, was her first attempt at bookmaking. Sigh...�
It seemed to me that you didn�t do your homework. I respect that you may not have liked �Mathew With the Turquoise Eyes� (1992), and might very well have considered it �cartoonish,� but . . . it was, in fact, a first book in a lengthy and recognized career as a book artist, has been widely exhibited and included in numerous books and articles about Artist Books. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts included �Mathew With The Turquoise Eyes� in Discovery: Fifty Years of Craft Experience,� a book of fifty essays by and about noted artists about Haystack in celebration of their fifty year history.
My handmade, painted artist books are in such prestigious collections as:� Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts (NYPL) - Jerome Robbins Dance Collection, NY� Lincoln Center Theater Collection - Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, NY� Victoria & Albert Museum - National Art Library, UK� Yale University - Arts of the Book Collection - Gilmore Music Library, CT� Harvard University - Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, MA� Harvard University - Loeb Music Library, MA� Dartmouth College - Baker-Berry Library, NH� Stanford University - Green Library, Hispanic Studies, CA� Bowdoin College - Hawthorne-Longfellow Library - Special Collections, ME