. . .takes us to places that have nurtured creativity -- from Elvis Presley's birthplace in Tupelo where he sang gospel, to the country home in Eagle Bridge where Grandma Moses painted, to Walden Pond, where Henry David Thoreau wrote his enduring classic.
In these places the Muse can still be felt. Inspiration runs deep and sweet. . .
row 1: entrance to Yaddo Artists Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY, inspiration for the "Sweet Inspiration" series;poet Marianne Moore's overgrown home as it was during her lifetime,West Village, NYC ; Grandma Mose's home, Eagle Bridge, NY;Grandma Mose's farm, Eagle Bridge, NY
row 2: the HotelTheresa, Harlem NY where black entertainers stayed and where Fidel Castro addressed the crowd
from a balcony;the Apollo Hotel where most Black entertainers began their careers; "The King's Swing" Elvis Presley birthplace, Tupelo, Miss;The Sphinx, Egypt,inspiration to scores of artists
row 3: Stairs from Ernest Hemingway's Studio, Key West, Florida; White Horse Tavern,West Village NYC where Dylan Thomas's ghost is still active; Ernest Hemingway Estate, Key West, Florida; Henry David Thoreau cabin reconstructed to specs, Walden Pond, Mass
James Agee, Apollo Theater, Charles Dickens, Stephen
Douglass, Ernest Hemingway, Edward Hopper, Hotel Chelsea. Hotel
Theresa, Jack Kerouac, LeRoi Jones, Lyn Lifshin, Edna St. Vincent
Millay, Thelonius Monk, Marilyn Monroe, Grandma Moses, Marianne Moore,
Elvis Presley, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams,
Thomas Wolfe, Yaddo Artists Colony. . . are just a few of the scores of
artists and sites whose "sweet inspiration" muses are included in this
series. . .
--- the book (in-progress) will include selections from the words of each artist --
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