Pilgrimage: Wonder, Encounter, Witness
is a visual and verbal record of LiDoña Wagner's multi-decade quest throughout the world. It opens with photo collages, maps and brief contextual material describing "where I went, what I saw, what I did, what I gave, what I received." The heart of the book is color reproductions of the 17 paintings in Wagner's Pilgrimage exhibition, accompanied by color accents and two sentence blurbs that invite the reader to explore each work of art. The meaning of each painting is elucidated by an anecdotal story found in the third section of the book, identified by color details cropped from the painting.
LiDoña Wagner holds a master's degree in Literary Nonfiction from the University of Oregon. Her "Inner Journey" column ran for five years in Focus magazine in British Columbia. Currently, she serves in Education Administration at the University of Eugene, OR.