Tea Book No. 11
The Truth Will Set You Free. John 8:32
2023, artist’s book-object, unique, tea bags, digital printed text on teabags paper “The Truth Will Set You Free”, one word on one teabags page, synthetic rope, 16 x 26 cm
Artist’s book created for the “Freedom Project”.
Time: 1-31 October 2023
Location: Polish Book Art Museum in Lodz, Poland
Kestutis Vasiliunas. ARTIST STATEMENT
The theme of the exhibition is “Freedom”. This is a very important and especially relevant topic now. Now, when there is a war right next to us, when the people of Ukraine are fighting for their freedom. And not only in Ukraine, but in many countries of the world. And we, Lithuania, have been free for only 33 years, after long years of occupation. 33 years. That’s how Jesus Christ lived… How many years do we have to live free to become truly free? Freedom from what? From slavery or from sins? So, for inspiration, I chose the text from the Holy Bible. 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The book consists of three pages of tea bags. The first packs are very dark. Their color is more like dried blood than tea. The tea bags lighten with ease. The last one is almost completely bright.
© Artist’s Book Creators, 2023