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Redbud Projects


Life Stories

Illustrated Sonnets

LEBENSGESCHICHTEN by Gus Kopriva (Redbud Gallery)

Story Teller Gus

"This work would not have bared fruit without the outstanding efforts of the visual artists that participated in the project.  The editing by Elisa Rochford provided timely and valuable suggestions to enhance the texts.  Layout and design activities by Juan A. Castillo, with assistance by Stephanie L. Darling, resulted in a beautiful piece of book art.  Randall Mosman consulted on the intricate nuances of book publishing.  All rights to the art belong to the artists.  Lastly, I pay tribute to all of our species who bravely travel through the maze-like adventures of what we call daily life."


Gus Kopriva

Houston, TX

August 2017


Illustrated Sonnets

Kelly Alison
The Haboob (Kuwait)
Yousef Balat
The Last Chance
Amita Bhatt
Elephants Walking in the Night (India)
Juan Aaron Castillo
The Red Bird
Michael Roque Collins
A Special Day in May
Stephanie L. Darling
The Blue Heron (Ode to Virgil Grotfeldt)
Rachel Schwind Gardner
The Goose and the Pecker
Hannah Hoch
Paradise Lost (Mombasa)
Sharon Kopriva
Priest Lake
James Magee
A Fire in Madisonville
Hudson Marquez
Lynet McDonald
Sonnet for a Winter's Day (Arabian Gulf)
Brad Moody
The Lady by the Lake (Sarah Lee)
Moritz Melzer
The Blue Windmadchen
Randall Mosman
Woman Next Door (For Marta)
Jennifer May Reiland
The Storm (Galveston)
Kaneem Smith
Sonnet for a Tired Love (A Desert Journey)
Jeff F. Wheeler
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