Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Bookworm Artist

"Shadows Bright as Glass" by Amy Ellis Nutt

This is part of the WCAGA Book Discussion Group. 

Kathy Meliopoulos shares today's book title with us. Shadows Bright as Glass by Amy Ellis Nutt. Kathy Says she found this book fantastic and enjoyed it a lot. 

This is the story of artist Jon Sarkin who had a life changing experience. Started his life as a calm chiropractor but after a small artery moved less than a millimeter in his brain started having severe neurological trauma. After the operation that was supposed to save him he had a stroke which changed his personality into that of an obsessive creator of art. I've started to read the first cople of pages and it poetic and beautiful written.

Here is some of the reviews written about this book that you can fin on the page as well:

“Shadows Bright As Glass is a fascinating glimpse into the mysteries of the mind, brain and creativity. Jon Sarkin wrestles with the great questions of the search for self, questions that concern us all.”
—Alice Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

“Fascinating…A mind-bending and inspiring book.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“Nutt exquisitely twins the inspirational and vexing story of Jon Sarkin, brain-damaged chiropractor turned renowned artist, with an account of humankind’s eternal pursuit of the soul…Nutt’s compelling narrative makes this is a real page-turner.” —Booklist (starred review)

Did Art save him?

I can't help but think of all my artists friends who struggles with the same desire to create art. We know that feeling of something that is wrong when we do not create. 

Watch the video of an Interview with Jon Sarkin.

See the list of books up to date on the Bookworm Artist Page

Goal of this blog post will be to create a useful, inspiring, and art related book list. The post will go out saying who submitted the book titles and why they find it useful or inspiring or interesting. Please try to keep all book titles related to art, art history, art Stories(fiction), Art Technique, Art Bio or auto Bio, Art Documentaries. The titles of the books will go onto a Blog Page which you can reach by clicking on a tab called the “The Bookworm Artist” at the top of the WCAGA blog. Please send Corlia a message if you have a book title to share.   

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