Cover Art for Book: An Inkling Hope

My painting, Grounded, is featured as the cover art for a recently published book, An Inkling Hope. It’s a collection of poems by Erin A. Thomas. Mr. Thomas himself just sent me an autographed copy, which I was delighted to receive yesterday. It looks beautiful!

An Inkling Hope by Erin A. Thomas, featuring cover art by Cedar Lee: Grounded. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013
An Inkling Hope by Erin A. Thomas, featuring cover art by Cedar Lee: Grounded. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013

A little detail I particularly like is there is a little thumbnail of the complete painting on the book’s spine:

An Inkling Hope by Erin A. Thomas, featuring cover art by Cedar Lee: Grounded. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013
An Inkling Hope by Erin A. Thomas, featuring cover art by Cedar Lee: Grounded. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013

The back cover reads:

An inkling hope is an engaging collection of poems inspired by everything from stargazing and backpacking to contemplations existential and interpersonal. Rich in imagery, imagination and metaphor, these poems punctuate defining moments from a 12-year exploration of language, perception and life. Scattered throughout these pages are the markers and milestones of a long, emotional journey, expressed in ways sometimes abstract, sometimes symbolic, sometimes concrete—but always visual. Not merely emotional, but spiritual—in the animistic sense—for Erin sees all things as possessed of spirit, be it insect or mammal, rock or tree, ocean or wave, city or plain, planet or star, even emotions and principles themselves. These poems vary in mood, tone, voice and form, but this underlying spiritual perspective—this animism—is woven amongst them all.

An Inkling Hope by Erin A. Thomas, featuring cover art by Cedar Lee: Grounded. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013
An Inkling Hope by Erin A. Thomas, featuring cover art by Cedar Lee: Grounded. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013

I think my artwork is a great complement to the imagery and themes in this beautiful book!

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