Poetry. Art. Susan Gardner is an exceptionally accomplished painter, photographer, and poet. STONE MUSIC, a large format collection with 44 color plates, features Gardner's work in each of these art forms. It presents a rich blend of classic aesthetics and personal insight. The book is an object of visual delight fully in keeping with the elegant, compelling nature of its content. Her visual and literary art still reflects the style of forceful spontaneity and directness she developed early in her career. "Her art speaks of what is not seen yet is present, of what is common yet irredeemably precious"—J. W. Mahoney.
Susan Gardner is an internationally known Santa Fe poet, painter and photographer and the founding editor of Red Mountain Press. She has authored six books including LIFTED TO THE WIND, TO INHABIT THE FELT WORLD, the bilingual BOX OF LIGHT/CAJA DE LUZ, STONE MUSIC, Intimate Landscapes, and a memoir, DRAWING THE LINE. She has lived and worked in Asia, Mexico and Europe as well as the United States and Canada, with numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries and extensive lectures and readings. She delivered the Cam Memorial Lecture at the New York Public Library, where she was also honored to be granted a year in the Allen Room. She has presented programs at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Folger Library, among many others. She has been a house builder, scholarly researcher, teacher, and landscape designer. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Author City: SANTA FE, NM USA