By Holly Carr
Light in the Forest is deceptively simple. Silkscreen artist Holly Carr translates one of her elegant, evocative murals into a book and the result is a simple yet so-often-forgotten message of hope. Carr’s work gets its power in its authenticity, in this case a candid expression of a mother’s love. “Years ago, when our son was young, he had many fears,” she explains in the afterword. “At night these fears would keep him awake. Because he loved animals and nature, I was inspired to create Light in the Forest to help him overcome his anxieties and fears. Using his beloved animals and the forest, I wanted to remind him to always look for the light.” This is a fine heirloom book for a young child or an excellent addition to a parent’s art-book collection.