Dancing with the Gods

Reflections on Life and Art

Kent Nerburn
AUD $29.99
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Guidance and wisdom for young artists, from award-winning artist and writer Kent Nerburn.

When Kent Nerburn received a letter from Jennifer, a young woman questioning her calling to spend her life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubts and yearnings of his own youth.

Nerburn resolved that he would write his own letter: a letter of welcome and encouragement to all young artists setting out on the same strange and magical journey, sharing the wisdom of a life spent working in the arts.

From struggles with money and the bitterness of rejection, to spiritual questions of inspiration and authenticity, Dancing With the Gods offers insight, solace and courage to help young artists on the winding road to artistic fulfilment. Tender and joyous, it is a celebration of art's power to transform the darkest of human experience and give voice to the grandest of human hopes.

Author bio:

Kent Nerburn is a sculptor and award-winning author of sixteen books. He has been writing about Native American history and culture for almost thirty years, and is the founder and director of 'Project Preserve', working on the Red Lake Ojobwe reservation helping students collect memoires of tribal elders. He lives in Portland, Oregon. www.kentnerburn.com

Category: Visual arts
ISBN: 9781786891150
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate Trade
Pub Date: September 2018
Page Extent: 272
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: The arts