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The Scholar's Books

Artist's Statement:

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.


Charcoal Drawing

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.

Abraham Lincoln


Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Edmund Burke



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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