Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The book that inspired artist Douglas Robertson

Artist Douglas Robertson has written a story about the book that changed his life - and inspired his artwork.

Read his story about Sorley MacLean's 'Spring Tide And Neap Tide' here

Douglas continues to be inspired by poetry and is currently working on a collaborative project with poet Jen Hadfield. Read about it on Douglas' blog. Above is one of the pieces from the project, entitled 'Pocket Noost'. You can see more of his work here.

Thanks to Douglas for getting in touch, we love hearing about the different ways in which people have been inspired by books!

It's also very interesting that Douglas mentions in his story that his imagination was captured when he heard Sorley MacLean reading his poems - has anyone ever been moved and inspired by hearing a book read in a way that changed their life?

If anyone would like to see the documentary films by Tim Neat about Sorley MacLean that Douglas mentions in his story, they are on the poet's official website.

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