An Artist's Book of Inspiration

A Collection of Thoughts on Art, Artists and Creativity

Edited by Astrid Fitzgerald

Out of print

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A collection of the best thoughts on art, artists and the creative process.

240 x 150 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Art & Literature
256 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 1997


Gathered during one person's life of making art and studying the spiritual traditions, this is a collection of the best thoughts on art, artists, and the creative process, drawn from different traditions, times and places. It is meant as a guide and an inspiration for all those who want to be reminder of the sources of creativity amid the fractured confusion of the contemporary scene.


'The nature and contribution of art has been hidden in recent times, buried under a too-rational and mechanical world. This beautiful and inspiring collection is honest, fresh, and enlightening. I hope it marks a return to the depths of art. Read these great words and make a manifesto of them, or at least guidelines toward the rehumanization of art and our world.'
-- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Reenchantment of Everyday Life

'This eclectic and intelligent collection of artists' discoveries, explorations and insights guides its readers into the myriad byways of the creative life. These brief quotations act not only as maps but also as divining rods, awakening one's own perceptions on how the world may spring more imaginatively alive.'
-- Jane Hirschfield, poet and editor of Women in Praise of the Sacred


Astrid Fitzgerald is an internationally acclaimed artist, born and educated in Switzerland and now living and working in New York. Her work appears in major public, corporate, museum and private collections in the United States, Europe and Japan.

You can also visit the author's own website at


Also by Astrid Fitzgerald:
Being Consciousness Bliss (Out of Print)

Astrid Fitzgerald has her own website at with information on her work.

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