Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Had to Draw the Line Somewhere

As Joyce Hostetter and I planned our May issue of Talking Story on public art, it became clear we could not include all of the pictures we wanted to. Here are a few images--related to literacy of course-- that didn't make the final cut.

Here is art about reading stories: 

Looking over the shoulder of a reader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Art from a story:
"Make Way for Ducklings" Boston Public Garden

I wonder what the story is behind this art?

A figure outside a window in Madrid, Spain

And this?
Street graffiti in Nuremburg, Germany

In Medieval times, stories were told through stained glass windows and on images painted on  church walls and pillars. 
Part of a drawing uncovered in a church in Salzburg, Austria 
In the story I am writing a secret is overheard in a garden, although not one quite as artistic as this. 
Outside the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna
This painting tells the story of Jan Hus when he faced his accusers at the Council of Constance. For a long time a copy of this painting hung above our den sofa; now my husband has it in his office. 
Jan Hus at the Council of Constance, Václav Brožík, 1883
Bethlehem Chapel, Prague
This photograph of an interviewee's family ancestor helped inform Half-Truths

Charles Jones' grandmother

I'm not an illustrator but like I said, there is a line in the sand, and I had to draw it somewhere! These were some of the pictures that didn't make it into the newsletter. To see the images that did and for a chance to win one of three terrific books, check out the May issue of  Talking Story. If you aren't a subscriber, leave me a comment with your email address and I'll add your name to our list. Act now- the issue is coming out at the end of this week!


Anonymous said...

Carol, the artwork is fascinating. Love the ducks. Did you visit all those places and take the pictures yourself? Wow! A woman of the world, traveling to far away places? Sounds enchanting.
Thanks for visiting my writers' blog. I enjoyed your comment.
Marsha Hubler

Carol Baldwin said...

Yes, Marsha, I have been fortunate to do a bit of traveling. And you never know what pictures might be useful later! Thanks for visting my blog too!

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