Next to the episodes on the Back to the Drawing Board podcast, there exists The Bookshelf.
The Bookshelf is my gift to you. On Instagram, every first of the month, I share with you a book that reminds you how to look, gets you in touch with your creativity. These are not just books for artists, nor people who love art. They are books for people that want to learn to look, whether it's at veggies in the grocery store, or other people's body language. They are books that give you the permission to enjoy the mystery, embrace the curiosity and dive in deep. It is in this mystery that the best ideas come about. With that being said, book eighteen on The Bookshelf is..
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
For the first time ever we have a fiction book on The Bookshelf! I had to choose The Goldfinch because I am so happy that a book orientated around a piece of art had captured not only my heart but that of many others! In this book we follow Theo, a 13 old boy and his relationship with those around him, growing up, and the event of losing his mother (which is a huge defining moment for him btw!) It's suspenseful and a great escape, which I think we all need by now... Most importantly though, I love how Tartt ties in art and antiques in with life, death, and mystery. Art pretends to exist on its own sometimes, and this book remind me that it doesn't after all. I'm confident you will see the same.
So, are you joining me in reading The Goldfinch this month?
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