Sculptor Henry Moore once remarked that “to be an artist is to believe in life”. Philosopher and poet Mark Nepo build on this quote and explores art and personal expression as a spiritual practice. In a series of beautiful musings on the human desire to be creative through aesthetic means, Nepo touches on the topics of inspiration, inner discovery and the mystical aspects of creativity, noticing the similarities between for instance meditation and the process of writing and painting. However, you don’t have to be a professional artist to enjoy and relate to this book, as it rather calls us to discover how we all are naturally creative on a deeper and more spiritual level.
314pp, 156 x 227 mm, Paperback, 2019, RRP £15.99