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IT'S IN YOUR HANDS, 1993
THEODORA SKIPITARES
CERAMIC, 17 TILES EACH @ 24" X 24"

“Once upon a time

There was an old woman

Wise and blind.

She could see into the future.

She could draw pictures with words.

The old woman was visited by

Young people

Who mocked her clairvoyance.

One of them says,

“Old woman, I hold in my hand a bird.

Tell me: Is it living or dead?”

At first the old woman doesn’t answer.

Eventually, she says,

“I don’t know whether the bird you hold

Is dead or alive,

But what I do know is,

It is in your hands

That it is in your hands.”

 

This a compilation of exerpts from a story Toni Morrison told  when she received the Nobel Prize in Literature

December 1993



AUDITORIUM
121-15 LUCAS STREET, QUEENS, NY

Schools in building:
P.S. 015 Jackie Robinson

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Artist
THEODORA SKIPITARES