Black Swan Editions Visionary Art Book
Books Drawn from the Well of Myth

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Visionary Art Books & Poetry in Santa Fe, NM

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Do You Remember How To Climb Battlements?

art blog visionary art Santa Fe New Mexicodetail from LIBRARY OF BABYLON, pastel paintingCastles in the air! And yet all castles are in the air. The day-dreaming and wool-gathering the gold-bricking and cat-napping all lead to the lithesome hum of childhood. This Schloss in the far corner of a world of books waits; its shutters are opening and yellow light is beckoning. In its halls and turrets, armories and dungeons there are textures and surfaces, nothing is homogenized; mud has black weight and rock walls are cool to the touch, landscapes green to the horizon. Things are as real as our involvement with them. Castles in the air become vague when you've given up on your sense of wonder.

 

 



Painting detail from LIBRARY OF BABYLON, page 49 of book
ILLUMINATIONS The Geography of the Imgination
by Steven Edwin Counsell, Artist/Author

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