Looking at still life painting for inspiration for my show at the JoAnne Artman Gallery in February.
Love this work by Dutch painter Henk Helmantel.
Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Check out the work of this amazing Chicago-based artist: Missy Dahl.
Collected Poems by W.B.Yeats, 1966
This is a great collection of Yeats’ work. But only through long discovery do you come away with a scent of the artist and his character. Many of these poems, though made of old oak and good leather, are rather sexually crazed, and you realize that this man throughout his life, was yearning for the world that lay under ladies’ skirts. Although I am by no means a prude, I dislike this yearning when it feels stained with a tinge of sordid intent. And I do not appreciate “bait and switch” when turning towards poetry. I’d rather read Emerson any day and leave old Yeats on the shelf.
Over and out from America’s book review.
Come join me this Thursday evening for a book signing event for my new book,”YES” at the Joanne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach.
More info here.
New work by America Martin, soon to be on view at the Joanne Artman Gallery.
Oil & Acrylic on Canvas