Vietnam Letters

Vietnam Letters – mixed/photo media bookwork

“Normally Gilbert embalms her ambiguous memorials with a waxy buildup of medium which clouds the framents of text or image interred beneath.”

Kristen Struebing-Beazley, “The Knowing Voice of the Child,” Southern Arts Federation/NEA Catalog, New Art Examiner

“Gilbert’s works question the boundaries of the medium. Her books have been described as ‘memorials to people, places and temporal moments that could also be considered itineraries of her experience.'”

Laura L. Quinn, Stories From Her Catalog

Or, as the artist herself says, “The visual and the verbal are added to one another. In no case is simple illustration the motive. The norm of linear narrative has been subverted.”