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All the in Between

My Story Of Agnes

By Laurie Brownell McIntosh

In All the In Between: My Story of Agnes, visual artist Laurie Brownell McIntosh uses more than 70 painted panels to tell the cradle-to-grave story of her late mother, Agnes Smith Brownell. A scientist, artist, doctor’s wife, and mother, Agnes approached life with a kind of candor and pragmatism that left little room for sentimentality. From telling her thirsty and whining children to “swallow their spit,” to tending to her dying husband, to orchestrating a life of ritual in her widowhood, Agnes was a force to be reckoned with, eliciting emotions from her youngest daughter that were equal parts fear, reverence, and love. All the In Between: My Story of Agnes is a eulogy, a memorial, a work of art, and a kind of tribute that validates everything between the first and last breaths of a life well lived. There are no heroes or heroines in the story; no parables; no broken hearts or drama; no secrets to take to the grave. Yet the story is extraordinary in its simplicity. By capturing images of her mother’s life through the intimacy of her own interpretations, McIntosh allows her readers a rare kind of insight to the life of a stranger made close and personal for us through the nuance of her daughter’s familiarity. Yet, she does so without folly. Using paintings that are honest and straight-forward, yet beautiful and tender, she tells the tale of her mother’s life with the kind of dignity that would have made Agnes proud.

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9780983854432


Format: Book
Author: McIntosh, Laurie Brownell
Title: All the in between : my story of Agnes / Laurie B. McIntosh; art and text by Laurie Brownell McIntosh, forward by Cynthia Boiter.
Publisher Date: Chapin, SC : Muddy Ford Press, c2012.
Isbn: 9780983854432
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 759.13 McI
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Bib Id: 418635

Format: Book
Author: McIntosh, Laurie Brownell
Title: All the in between : my story of Agnes / Laurie B. McIntosh; art and text by Laurie Brownell McIntosh, forward by Cynthia Boiter.
Publisher, Date: Chapin, SC : Muddy Ford Press, c2012.
Description: 84 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN: 9780983854432
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 759.13 McI