Julie Umerle - Art, Life and Everything
05 April 2013
Broken Symmetry #3
2009, Acrylic on canvas
22 x 22in
Our long-time client and friend Julie Umerle has launched a kick-starter campaign to raise funds for the publication of her autobiography! The text charts her journey as an artist from childhood to the present day and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the art world from the 1970’s to 2010 in London and New York - a period of dramatic change. Told from the unique perspective of an artist with a disability, this exciting book will be published by independent publisher Black Dog in an edition of 5,000 copies. The manuscript will include up to 50 images and will be distributed worldwide across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.
“There is no trace of self-pity or self-delusion here. The outcome is a forceful and fluent narrative, in which the hopes and dilemmas of the aspiring artist's life will be absolutely recognizable to anyone who has undergone them. When her story achieves touching effect, it does so through the mediation of a steadily honest mind, with no hint of pretension." Colin Thubron, CBE
To make a pledge and make this unique publication a reality, please visit the artist’s Kickstarter campaign page here.