I would say that the fast-moving events of the last 10 days have all become a blur in my mind, but in fact they're the opposite—a succession of vivid, distinct, colorful, happy images of the people and outings and talks and creative endeavors that have filled seemingly our every waking minute since I returned to Maine from the London Olympics. I'll have time soon to write more about them, but here are a few photos to give you a feel for what has been happening.
Book Signing This Thursday
Independent filmmaker and College of the Atlantic professor Nancy Andrews will sign copies of her new book, Loupette and the Moon, at The Naturalist's Notebook on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m. Nancy's book, which is in the form of a graphic novel or comic book, follows the story of Loupette, a girl with a genetic disorder that makes her noticeably different in appearance from the people around her. The visual narrative presents ideas about the mind, sanity and perception, and Nancy—who has had to deal with the medical consequences of Marfan syndrome—calls the book an idiosyncratic expression of the experience of difference and illness from the point of view of a person with a genetic disorder who has experienced anesthesia-caused delirium and medical trauma. It's thought-provoking—a work of visual art as well as an intriguing book.
Please stop in to meet (or say hi to) Nancy and learn more about her broader artistic and film initiative linked to issues of science and medical treatment.