This is a collaborative book of original poetry and painted artistic interpretations of famous art. The creatively formatted poetry is composed by arts educator Elizabeth Michele Cantine, author of Graceful Gratitude - A Book of Holiday Graces. Artwork is by Heidi Dong, a gifted artist with autism. The main goals of this unique book is to expand knowledge about world-acclaimed art and to show that those with autism, Down syndrome, and other challenges do not need to vocalize - the arts validate their volumes of verses. This book highlights the gifts and geniuses of past and present artists. Brush of Giftedness is for those who recognize, appreciate, and inspire the giftedness in themselves and others.
Elizabeth really captures the nuances of what made these artists distinctive and inspiring. I also love the sense of energy in the poems and the illustrator's interpretations. More books should celebrate the work and the lives of great artists, and Elizabeth does it with such warmth and geniune affection!
-Steve Troha, Folio Literary Management
I absolutely love this. Thank you so much.
-Cara Romero, featured artist and photographer in Brush of Giftedness
From the Author
My motivation to embark on this current endeavor with artistic Heidi and the Quotable Quartet was to show that those with autism, Down syndrome, and other challenges do not need to vocalize - the arts validate their volumes of verses. Also, I wanted to share my poetry as a means of expression and enrichment. This book has been a career-long dream! I appreciate the many gifts and geniuses of past and present students, poets, and artists; I wish the world to see the Brush of Giftedness in everyone...
- Publisher : 4ARTS EDUCATION (March 25, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 54 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1732116318
- ISBN-13 : 978-1732116313
- Item Weight : 15.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches