Artist Statement: This piece is a collage homage to sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar. My title, Always Sunset, is taken from the third verse of her 2013 song “Sun Won’t Set,” as performed by jazz and pop vocalist Norah Jones, Shankar’s sister. I admire Shankar’s artistry in classical Indian music and crossover composition, her international activism on behalf of refugees, and her contributions to opportunities and protection for woman and children.
Richard Baldasty is a poet and collagist. He writes a monthly essay for the Dorothy Day Labor Forum newsletter which promotes progressive politics in eastern Washington.
A Song for Richard