Books have always been a wonderful thing for me. As a child growing up in a NYC ghetto, I used to seek refuge from the heat and the violence in the public libraries. I would duck the fare and sneak aboard the NYC subway to go to midtown Manhattan to go to the super large main branch...then I'd walk 40 blocks to the Museum of Natural History to spend the rest of the day looking for some of the things I'd read about. Yet, I have to say that I am amused at the child-like feeling I have at discovering a new category of reading. Books, a thing I have always loved, now mean even more to me, however,
as I endeavor to have a deeper understanding of my own passion to create, I find that considering the ideas and perspectives put forth by other artists is like adding compost to my own creative spirit. I used to get great joy out of reading science and reference books, but now find it an indescribable pleasure to consume information about art, artists, and history.
On this site, I have begun the list of books I have (or have begun to) consumed during my MFA education, and perhaps beyond if this blog continues. Click HERE to go to my bibliography.