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'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 / 54 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 / 1 note

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.

The Answer, NAN
Feb 15, 2014 / 8 notes
Feb 2, 2014 / 2 notes

"Twice in your life you know that you are approved of by everyone: when you learn to walk, and when you learn to read." —Penelope Fitzgerald

Jan 20, 2014 / 2 notes
For the holidays, new copies of my novel-in-stories, NAN, which I published (and illustrated) myself, are available from Harmon Blunt Publishers, a small publishing house I started with my brother a few years ago. NAN is in some stores in NYC, and on Amazon/B&N, but If you buy it directly from me, I’ll personally sign/inscribe it for you! Thank you for your support!
Dec 12, 2013 / 18 notes

For the holidays, new copies of my novel-in-stories, NAN, which I published (and illustrated) myself, are available from Harmon Blunt Publishers, a small publishing house I started with my brother a few years ago. NAN is in some stores in NYC, and on Amazon/B&N, but If you buy it directly from me, I’ll personally sign/inscribe it for you! Thank you for your support!

"He is gone."
(Another old sketchbook drawing from On This Day.)
Nov 25, 2013 / 12 notes

"He is gone."

(Another old sketchbook drawing from On This Day.)

Another sketchbook drawing from my first book. It’s a little grim. Sorry about that!
Nov 12, 2013 / 25 notes

Another sketchbook drawing from my first book. It’s a little grim. Sorry about that!