September 18, 2001

Subject: Your art
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 17:16:56 +0000
From: "sally gradle" <>

Dear Alma,

I just read your artist's statement and I am so impressed that you are reaching out courageously and saying what you mean, although you really shouldn't have to.

You are not on trial, but I am sure it must feel that way and I empathize will the anguish that must be causing.

I also do images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and when I started my doctorate this year I knew that I somehow wanted to talk to other artists like myself who have been influeneced by sacred images, particularly Our Lady, and find out exactly what it is in the relationship with the image that has affected them and their work.

Your words are very compelling and interest me. If you would be able to talk at some point, I'd like to ask some questions about your work. I was also hoping to see more of your work on your website-hopefully that will be soon.!

Sincerely, Sally Gradle