Sunday, September 29, 2013

art books cleveland "travel journal project," october 2013

one journey: reflections of travels in southern belize, 
spring 1997 (cover, closed), 2013

october 2013
travel journal project

an exhibition of works by members of art books cleveland
ingalls library, cleveland museum of art
11150 east boulevard, cleveland, ohio, 44106

This book is dedicated to the late Miss Manuela Cus, of the village of Silver Creek in the Toledo District of Belize, and her family, who welcomed me into their lives and taught me so much. 

I am also deeply grateful to each artisan who took time from her busy day to show me her craft, and to the many others who offered their help and kindness during my journey. 

A few months after I returned from Belize, North Atlantic Books published Maya Atlas: the Struggle to Preserve Maya Land in Southern Belize, written by the Toledo Maya Cultural Council and Toledo Alcaldes Association in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley's department of Geography. This is an exceptional and useful book.

While my travel journal is on view in the Ingalls Library, people in the area that I visited are working with the non-governmental organization Cultural Survival to protect their ancestral lands. I have added my voice to ask that their rights be upheld

More photos and information from my journey will be added here soon.

All the best,


miss manuela cus in the doorway of her home, 
silver creek, 1997

portrait of cordelia, revisited, 2006

mandala of this journey, 2013

visiting mrs. concepciona p., spring 1997 

1 comment:

  1. My father's birthplace. My family even owns a caye right inside the reef and some of my family work in the gov't. and one was in charge of archeological expeditions.