New Book “Echoes: Hearts Open with Light”

Cover design of Echoes Series - Hearts Open with LightFor this photographic montage we have chosen the title “Hearts Open with Light.” The title reflects my belief that by opening our hearts in times of difficulty to the different emanations of light in our lives – friendships, nature, or other wholesome connections – we can then navigate ourselves towards a safer direction. In the following montage we have portrayed swimmers traversing the wavy waters of lake Michigan as a metaphor of resilience and determination to meet and incorporate and thus flow with life’s uncertainties.

This book can roughly be divided into two sections: First, a montage narrative of urban photographs taken while I explored the meaning of light in contemporary society. Second, reflections by psychotherapist Misty Major on ways we can overcome the inner loops we might face. These two sections when placed together are complementary and work together much like the fine ingredients of a New York pastrami sandwich. However, we cannot guarantee the flavor is as tasty or as kosher.

Digital Tapestries Echoes book series.

New Film : Footsteps

Spaces Trailer from Hart Ginsburg on Vimeo.

Footsteps (10 minutes) is a short film with Arabic and Spanish versions produced by Digital Tapestries. The title Footsteps was chosen connecting to the the underlying theme and visual motif of traces of human footsteps imprinted on the earth’s surface. The film through the central character, Mort, takes audience to work through our uncertain world and it is through his travels and engagement in society that we can reflect upon ourselves in how we live our lives. The film evokes questions on race and ethnicity and encourages us to believe what matters is not our external identity, but rather the way we choose to walk through our life. A sub-theme, through the metaphor of the child’s shoe, is that children guide us and it is by listening to their inner voice that we as adults can also find our way.

The film is based on a poem in a recently published book Footsteps written by Hart in response to discriminatory policies. Hart calls his artistic process Street Psychotherapy. “Through our ‘Street Psychotherapy,’ I hope to facilitate for our audience meditative moments of reflection and discovery beyond the surface of our human existence, by examining difficult themes, such as our current political landscape,” said Hart.