New Visionary Art Book
The Geography of the
Paintings, poems and drawings
by Steven Edwin Counsell
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From book INTRODUCTION by Monika Wikman , Ph.D. Tesuque, N.M. Jungian Analyst & Author, she states:
“WITH STEVEN COUNSELL’S work doors open into the living imagination and invite us to walk through with him into its autonomous creative expressive landscape. And as we do the living question arises — what land have we entered?
From one point of view, we enter through his work via his paintings, drawings and accompanying poems, the landscape of the creation matrix itself erupting in ever fresh images revealing its own life from the depths as it informs contemporary daily reality.”Detail from painting THE ORDINARY DEVINE
Page 188, ILLUMINATIONS The Geography of the Imagination
Books Drawn from the Well of Myth
Black Swan Editiona,
a small press in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Winner in the Fine Art Category of the
2013 National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA)
CONGRATULATIONS to Steven E. Counsell, Artist/Author
Best Art Book & Best Cover in the
2012 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards
CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE COUNSELL !!!!!
COMMENTS FROM JUDGES: :
- "Combination of poetry and artwork is unique and capitivating. Use of scientific nomenclature in the poetry appeals to geologists, biologists , etc. thereby broadening the audience. Beautiful artwork and poetry. I truly enjoyed reading this book in one sitting."
- "A spectacular visionary journey into imagination bonded with reality. Some of the colored forms remind me of Chihully blown glass pieces."
- “Your lovely dust jacket and hard cover are striking. Great work! I love the color, foil stamped title, the design of the flaps, and the nice end papers. Attention to details like this makes for a great design. Your design has lots of creative touches that I love to see. It is an excellent example of the power of using white space effectively. I love the paper and the large format! Luxurious. The Extraordinary artwork is presented in creative layouts with great typography. Exceptional work!”
- “This book has the most unique artwork of any in this category (Art/Photography). A very nicely done book. Esoteric poetry is hard to rate in juxtaposition to the other books in this field.”
- “Nice book.”
SEE ARTIST AT WORK
Steven E. Counsell, Artist, working on a new drawing at a Santa Fe Coffee Shop
Steve can be seen working on his art most weekdays from 7:30am to 11:00am at
ECCO Gelato & Espresso Shop
105 East Marcy Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
Stop by and visit !!!
Buy book direct from Artist
THE ENDURING ANGEL OF SLEEP
by Steven Edwin Counsell, artist/author
watercolor & pastel, 2006
30" wide by 23" wide
Award winning book cover image