The word somata refers to the body or the physical part of an organism as distinguished from the mind or the soul. "Somata" is also the title of a show of works by Maria Anasazi at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, but the description of her work makes it sound as much about the mind as the body.
She takes old books and folds and adds to them to create new works that combine the books and aspects of her own history. She calls her works "containers of memory of some sensual feeling that has long been forgotten."
The show is at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197 off Baltimore-Washington Parkway), through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 410-792-0664.
Pub Date: 10/08/98