In this article, complete with hand-drawn imagery, Williams tells a simple story about a fork that ends up in her purse and is discovered by an inmate when she volunteers at an art support group in prison. The inmate, who hadn’t held a metal fork in 15 years, was astonished by the design and the weight of it. Williams echoes Ellen Dissanayake’s ideas about “making special.” She says, “...we need to ‘make special’ moments and things within our life in order to mark them as touchstones for our memory and make us aware that we are part of something much larger than ourselves.” (35)
Williams, Rachel Marie Crane. “The Fork.” Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, v.29 (2011): 25-36. Print.