Sunday, February 25, 2018


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"Sacred Poem XI," 7.5 × 8 × 1.5 in. 24 karat gold leaf, gampi tissue, thread, paper: pages from Parish Psalmody dated 1844. Private Collection
Carole P. Kunstadt creates exquisite objects from the pages of the Book of Psalms. The final product is sewn, woven, or layered together with great care. This year, as we proceed to read all 66 books of the Bible, we can hardly wait until we get to Psalms. We are now in Leviticus, a book filled with blood, dead priests, desperation, and rules like, God does not want people with disabilities near him (Lev. 21:21). We’ll get through it though because Psalms, the book of inspiration is coming. As an artist, Kunstadt’s careful reconstructions of the sacred text demonstrate the awe and respect that she has for the Book of Psalms. Learn more about Carole P. Kunstadt’s “Sacred Poems” at ARTS Vol. 29, No. 1.

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Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred
Prints of La Verna explore Franciscan heavenly imagery at the National Gallery of Art. Opens February 25th
The rare Ayurvedic at the Welcome museum in Britain
The scion of a Pakistani political dynasty comes out
Portfolio: Carole P. Kunstadt in ARTS