We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

A set of catalogs featuring the art of the 2010-2013 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts. This set accompanied a traveling exhibition of the artists' work. They capture in photography and words how 12 accomplished Oregon visual artists pursue their respective creative practices.

125 pages. ©2014.
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Reader Reviews for this Book


Review posted October 18, 2017


I loved reading about each artist's intention and approach to the work. These artists describe the space of duality by playing with those tensions in a way that stirred my engagement in both the object and the concept. Also, the theme of the universal as reflected in the deeply personal was simply brilliant. What a powerful gift to bring these artists (two of whom I've personally learned from!) to a larger audience.


Review posted September 23, 2017


Powerful book

Josephy Center

Review posted August 30, 2017


Beautiful book with gorgeous photographs and interesting artists.


Review posted June 17, 2017


I thought this was a neat collection of artwork supported by the Ford Family.


Review posted December 26, 2016


I do not understanding how and why this book became available in the mostly excellent offering of the Ford Family Foundation select books program. As far as informational value to nonprofit operations is concerned, the book is bereft of content.