When I first started taking seriously the idea that I might be an artist, before I had taken any classes, I began to work in charcoal, with my favorite subjects being books and fine glassware. This drawing is one of my earliest and most favored. I have given it to the scholar in my life.
13 x 16 in
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul.
The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and
lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands,
every time someone runs his eyes down its pages,
its spirit grows and strengthens.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Shadow of the Wind
The things I want to know are in books;
my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Art as an Oasis™
Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares
complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.
~ on the strength and beauty of the individual soul ~
In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of [the] individual.
This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations
take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic summation from these hidden source[s] in individuals.
Carl Gustav Jung
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