I am delighted to share with you that my new book has just been published, titled: Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft.
Make/Manifest: A Life in Art and Craft is an exploration of the challenges and rewards of living a creative life. Twenty-three award-winning artists and creators share the insights they have gained through long-term relationships with their craft, discussing their medium, their relationship with their audience, and their approaches to creative and professional sustainability. These unique profiles offer the reader inspiration and illumination that will help them reflect on, deepen and refresh their craft.
It features interviews with artists working in fine arts, street art, devotional art, collective art, performance art and more. The contributors are: Kari Barba, Formica Coriandolo, Mike Hall, David Hurn, Corin Johnson, Claudia Kappenberg, Muazzam Ali Khan, Reuben Langdon, Peter Lord, Rama Mani, Miguel Mendonça, Maggie Murphy, Charlotte Mary Pack, Lee Pepper, Lady Pink, Stan Prokopenko, Herman Rarebell, Red Means Recording, Josh Scott, Matthew Shewchuk, Dave Smith, Kazuaki Tanahashi and Eda Elif Tibet. The foreword is by actress and activist Chipo Chung.
It has been an absolute joy to put together. These highly successful artists and makers have all overcome a lifetime of challenges to produce work that has been seen, heard, felt and enjoyed by millions of people around the world. These interviews will be inspiring and supportive to creatives of any level. Readers can learn lessons from those within and outside their medium, and return to them time and time again.
I have written a brief introduction to the book on my site, setting out the birth and development of the idea, and sharing more information on the contributors.
The book is available worldwide through Amazon.