As a writer I have always been more drawn by the other arts. Walking through a gallery or museum of paintings or photos can move me in stronger ways than most reading can. I've thought this is kind of like the cook who loses his taste for food, but I really do love fine writing and seek to do it. The art though seems to sneak into my mind and heart in all sorts of ways, intuitive and deep. I usually don't think the painting or photograph, it just moves into me, and I like that feeling. Now I do take inspiration from it, and it may come across in my writing, but not as consciously as does reading other writers. This is something I've observed throughout my life and am still seeking to understand. If you can help, write here. Larry
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
In this crazy and beautiful world we have to measure what we do and how in order to put joy into it. Our intention is always conveyed. I believe it is our prime message. Let it be for peace. Some of these books are called "wonder books" because they abandon rules and because the transform their readers. Some writers who do this well: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Kenneth Patchen, Jonathan Safran Foer. Who would you add? Here's an image of Kenneth Patchen working on his painted books. He found all sorts of ways to get the word out.