Description Here we go round the bramble bush,The bramble bush,The bramble bush.Here we go round the bramble bushOn a cold and frosty morning.In the Power of Myth, scholar Joseph Campbell said that in later life, our youth can appear “scripted,” as though each heartbreak and happiness were deliberate and essential. If so, then every setback and success was necessary. The notch that runs from the nostrils to the lip is the “philtrum.” Folklore calls this indentation the birth “angel’s touch,” the imprint that seals the secrets of our purpose and past. Spared that knowledge, we get to loop-de-loop in and out and around life’s possibilities until, Gadzooks!, where we’ve been shows us where we’ve always been headed. With that process in mind, here’s another song that can ease the journey-Row, row, row your boatGently down the streamMerrily, merrily, merrily, merrily.Life is but a dream.
Sandra Gould Ford, Pittsburgh, PA Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement Sandra Gould Ford creates and presents literary, photographic, mixed media and textile art for healing and high achievement She also teaches and exhibits in schools and organizations nationwide. Because she changes the art regularly. If an image you've seen isn't here, contact the artist directly at: SandraGouldFord@aol.com.
To celebrate artists and their potential, she founded Shooting Star Productions, Inc., a non-profit cultural organization that produced two major writers conferences and published Shooting Star Review, an international literary quarterly. .
She has received Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Dow Creativity Center. She has completed residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, Ragdale, Djerassi, Millay, Hedgebrook and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. The Dorland residency was funded by the Lannan Foundation. In addition, her photography and quilts are in corporate, institutional, private and museum collections.
For five years, she taught Creative Writing residency at the Allegheny County Jail. A writing award was named in her honor by Chatham University. Sandra Gould Ford now develops and promotes her novels, inspirational books, her steel mill photo memoir and her visual art.