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These artists books by Rachael Romero (Rabyaashki is Romero's sufi name) are hand-made, with found and fine papers and are mostly unique (some few are in small but not identical editions) and were made in the 1980's.
While studying Sufi calligraphic texts in the late 80's and early 1990's, Romero made a number of books as a way to assimilate the material.
Romero also made books using materials from her creative process and in response to nature. She has made a handful of books incorporating students' art, to give people a "voice" otherwise not available to them ie: LIFE, with Angel Amerat was made in an edition of 100 with a grant from the NYFA; Blind Sight by Dr Marco Bitetto and Gregory's Indications I and II.
A number of Romero's books are in private collections and the following Artists’ book collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
The Whitney Museum, New York City, NY
New York Public Library, NY, NY .
Library of Congress, Washington DC
"...concrete poetry does not separate languages it unites them; it combines them. It is a part of its linguistic intention that makes
concrete poetry the first international political movement." Max Bense
These artists books by Rachael RomeroI are handmade with found and fine papers. Mostly unique (some few are in small but not identical editions.) Some of Romero's unique books derive their force from mystic inspiration found while studying Sufic Taw'hid and Arabic calligraphy. Others from her creative response to nature and her friendships with neuro-diverse street people and her teaching in various community settings with isolated people.