Speaking of Radial Tires: Sorting Out a Purpose Through the Random Chaos of Life is a stunning journey through codependency, suicidal ideologies and forgiveness. The juxtaposition of the photography works to draw the reader in even more, making you wonder what the author was thinking when grouping them in this "random" way. The raw prose in SORT gives you an intimate glimpse into depression and mania, along with the tactics one uses to avoid the pain at all costs. In the world of self discovery, this book brings you face to face with some serious inner demons, confronts shame and is filled with beautiful imagery.
"The photographs are a loving response to my shadow self. With every photo I took I gained a bit of my power back. Most importantly these photos are a gentle reminder of a greater world beyond me, experiences I would have missed had I not woken up on January 24, 2006. Your future does not have to look like your past.
The real purpose of our life's journey is shedding the self imposed shame and loving the you that is you, shadows and all." -Amy Campbell Pratt
Every now and again, one is lucky enough to come across a work of art that supersedes the mental plane. Even its mere existence can feel like a breakthrough or a shifting of the emotional landscape that connects us all together. Amy Campbell Pratt's SORT is that kind of art. It's a collection of photography, prose, and pure presence that presents as a causal stream of events which occurred outside of space and time. It's nothing short of a cosmic transmission triggered by grace and manifested from the smoldering embers of human suffering. Each page is an epiphany that melts like a puzzle piece into the fabric of consciousness. Amy Campbell Pratt is not just a visionary, she's a storyteller from another realm. Look closely and you might just see a glimpse of your own soul. -Cat Farrar, Change Doula