You never know what you'll find at an arts festival in Hardy County, West Virginia. When I prepare my poetry table at the annual Art on Cullers Run, I am surrounded by extraordinary artists and makers. Last year I fell in awe with an art piece by Michele Mouré: a sculpted book that pays homage to Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Angelou's book has been banned in certain areas of the United States, and Mouré's art exists in this context.
A photo doesn't capture the three-dimensionality of this piece, but it gives you a view. An eye-opening view.