I am pleased to herald the release of Robert B. Ray’s latest book, WALDEN x 40 Essays on Thoreau. Robert is a brilliant professor, writer, poet, and musician.
Robert asked me to create a simple calligraphic brush and ink drawing of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond for the book cover, and I am thrilled that it was used. Here is a portion of the book description from Indiana University Press:
In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved from his parents’ house in Concord, Massachusetts, to a one-room cabin on land owned by his mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. After 26 months he transformed his stay in the woods into one of the most famous events in American history. . . . Ray derives his 40 brief essays from the details of Walden itself, reading the book in the way that Thoreau proposed to explore his own life — deliberately. Ray demonstrates that however accustomed we have grown to its lessons, Walden continues to be as surprising as the November snowfall that, Thoreau reports, “covered the ground… and surrounded me suddenly with the scenery of winter.”
I have completed or begun many works since the last posting in June. A selection of new paintings will be posted in early 2012. – Carey
November 21, 2011