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I am away working on a new book.
Sep 21, 2014 / 6 notes

I am away working on a new book.

'Collective' or otherwise, I think art, as a pursuit, has a place and purpose in the 'public' sphere. There are few other known forces in the world that can provide such comfort, solace, provocation, humility, inspiration, arousal, wonder, and self-discovery.
This week, writer and artist Nathaniel Bellows answers my PEN Ten. (via luxlotus)
Jul 30, 2014 / 62 notes
On This Day - #20
Jun 22, 2014 / 10 notes
Nan

nathanielbellows:

Coming soon…
Jun 13, 2014 / 9,519 notes

Nan

nathanielbellows:

Coming soon…

Original endpaper (front) for hardcover of ON THIS DAY.
May 3, 2014 / 14 notes

Original endpaper (front) for hardcover of ON THIS DAY.

This was an early draft of this.
Apr 21, 2014 / 26 notes

This was an early draft of this.

'Collective' or otherwise, I think art, as a pursuit, has a place and purpose in the 'public' sphere. There are few other known forces in the world that can provide such comfort, solace, provocation, humility, inspiration, arousal, wonder, and self-discovery.
This week, writer and artist Nathaniel Bellows answers my PEN Ten. (via luxlotus)
Apr 17, 2014 / 62 notes
I was interviewed by Lauren Cerand for the PEN American Center’s PEN Ten series where I talked about writing, art, music, and other related topics.
http://www.pen.org/pen-ten-nathaniel-bellows
Apr 15, 2014 / 3 notes

I was interviewed by Lauren Cerand for the PEN American Center’s PEN Ten series where I talked about writing, art, music, and other related topics.

http://www.pen.org/pen-ten-nathaniel-bellows

Mar 2, 2014 / 4 notes

[Fitzgerald] believes that, for some obsessive, unconfident artists, their images will destroy them if they remain unexpressed. Burne-Jones might have said, ‘with Jung’: ‘If I had left these images hidden in my emotions, they would have torn me in pieces.’ Art for such people is a form of exorcism. It is the job of the biographer to enter the inner life, understand the obsessive images, and see how they become the ‘burden’ of the works. The ‘burden’…for Burne-Jones [are], ‘the enchantment of the willing victim, sleep, waiting, imprisonment, loneliness, guiding, rescue, the quest, losing and finding, tending the helpless, flying, sea-crossing, clinging together, the ritual procession and dance, love dominant and without pity, the haunting angel, the entry into life.’

This drawing illustrates this short story, "Country House," from NAN.
Feb 28, 2014 / 29 notes

This drawing illustrates this short story, "Country House," from NAN.