Terry Schupbach-Gordon. Bent Like the River. No 65 of an edition of 100.
(Pinnacle. NC: Catbird Press. c. 1994). Sam Fleming Southern Civilization Collection.
Vanderbilt University Special Collections
Artist, storyteller, puppeteer and co-director of the Catbird Press, Terry Schupbach-Gordon is an advocate for disability issues. Her book, Bent Like the River, combines Intaglio, woodcuts and collage on handmade papers with text. Schupbach-Gordon creates artist's books which she hopes are "emotionally transformative, even if the imagery is difficult." The book consists of three paper-covered panels producing four internal pages illustrated with figures buoyed by water. The artist uses her own body as her model, showing it bending and moving in ways that evoke function and grace.