Unbound: The Life and Art of Judith Scott

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This book is a treasure!  A biography of Judith Scott, a renowned fiber artist born deaf with Down Syndrome, is lovingly told by her twin sister Joyce. To Joyce’s great sorrow, Judith is institutionalized at age 7. Thirty-five years later, Joyce arranges for Judith to leave the institution and move in with Joyce's family in California. She enrolls Judith in creative arts school, where Judith's artistic talent unwinds and flourishes as she creates intricate wrapped sculptures out of found objects with secrets hidden inside. The sculptures, and Melissa Sweet's illustrations, are colorful, fascinating, and beautiful. A moving and inspiring story about the power of art and the power of sisterhood.  – Rhonda 


Review Date: 
Saturday, August 28, 2021