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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a  Mockingbird

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Artist: Sylvie J. Rueff

Artist’s Statement: To Kill a Mockingbird is like a chameleon,
reflecting experiences around us –
the gifts life offers: like generosity, respect, nurturing,
redemption, renewal, loyalty and courage;
as well as the evils: like ignorance, poverty, entitlement,
prejudice, violence, injustice.
Scout and Jem witness the lives of all kinds of people,
in many walks-of-life.
With the support of their father, Atticus,
they learn not to judge based on assumptions,
and, much more.

This card represents the gifts of the book:
the lucky pennies, the flower, the dolls carved of soap,
and all behind those gifts.
In contrast, it also speaks to the evil.

Sylvie J. Rueff – Artist, thaumaturge, and avid reader. I have read To Kill a Mockingbird more than seven times in my life. Each time, I saw more, learn-ing from a new character: a spunky child, a wise father, a nurturing caregiv-er, victims of outrageous prejudice, sensitive shut-ins, abused children, older women who could grow, learn, and change, taking command of their lives, and, men who live according to their conscience, allowing people to believe less of them for doing so.

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