In the latest Glimmer Train bulletin, professor and author Carrie Brown discusses the role visual art can play in the writing life. She says:
A writer can wander the halls of a museum filled with great works of art, or flip through a book, or even a box of old photographs without being struck by any one of the images before him. But inevitably there will come a moment when the writer’s gaze stays somewhere—there’s that “majestic silence”—and at that moment, the writer knows to stand still and listen and look.
Definitely check out the entire essay, which fully introduces this thought and its context in a detailed way (with a visual!).
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