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"TAPROOTS: Where Ideas are Born" by Carol St. John, is the result of a twenty five year exploration. It demonstrates where ideas are born, and shows how metaphors naturally emerge from creative pursuits. Ms. St. John examines the profound relationship between the word and the image by using her own work as an example.
This motivational book reveals, by showing and telling, the nature of the creative process, and provides excercises to encourage others to come along for the ride. Throughout the book are pep talks to get you started and keep you going, ways to source material, and some heurisitcs you might try for experimental work of your own.
The purpose of the book is to inspire the reader to seek the revelatory experience of going to your well and finding it full.
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"TAPROOTS" is a compilation of writing and artwork representing a twenty five year exploration. It was during a year long retrospective study of my own process and products that I began to see where my paintings and poetry were sourced. In this book, I have chosen poems, paintings, and homilies, and arranged them not by history, but as examples of the way one artist drew from her personal wellspring. In both my poetry and art I inadvertently reveal unspoken beliefs, take risks, and make inroads into my subconscious. This is the journey of the artisitc spirit.About the Author:
Carol St. John is an educator, painter, writer, workshop leader, and activist. She has two lives - one in the west, in Tubac, Arizona, and another in the east on Cape Ann in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Her work is displayed in her galleries in Tubac and on Rocky Neck in Gloucester. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and journals. This is her first book.
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Book Description Twin Lights Pub, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1885435045