Monday, March 25, 2013

Intellectual Bead Porn

Suzanne Golden Presents:
Interviews with 36 Artists
Who Innovate with Beads 
Of course, the artwork is beautiful. It would be easy to go through this book looking only at the photographs.

But it would be a mistake. A very big mistake.

After you've looked at every photo and drooled over the amazing and wonderful art that Suzanne has curated into her own personal gallery, go back to the beginning and read the text. There is as much here for the mind as for the eyes: you'll meet thoughtful, passionate and intelligent artists who work with beads for many different reasons. You'll be inspired by their words; by their choices, by the way they create and the way they live their lives.

Suzanne Golden
Suzanne has put together the perfect dinner party of bead artists; I would love to have all of them in the same room at the same time. I would even cook a multi-course feast for them, just for the pleasure of their conversation. (Though, if they brought their artwork with them, that would turn my imaginary party into a major event.)

If you know Suzanne, you'll recognize her style. Quirky. Fun. Colorful. Always surprising and interesting. Never predictable. If you don't know Suzanne, you'll wish you did. This book is one that will stay close to hand for a long, long, time; I'm quite sure that I will find something new to love about it every time I pick it up.


3 comments:

Cathey said...

Thank you for the book review. I was wondering if I would like a book that didn't have projects in it, but it sounds inspirational.

Sally Anderson said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I really love this book and loved reading about these amazing artists!

Kristen said...

I am still oooooggggglllliiiinnng over mine!