The artist’s work begins in the imagination and like all hard working men and women who labor, use their hands and their minds to bring alive an idea. It is a conversation with universal conscious and the creative spirit draws upon this empyrean force to help create a meaningful work.
It is also the journey Natascha Engelmann traveled when she began to work with the American poet Gladys Justin Carr to create a unique book that brings together in close collaboration and in a transcendental conversation poetry and the visual arts.
A poet is a master of rhythm, rhymes and words and the heart is their drum kit. It is an ancient art, as old as music, dance and the spoken word. As ancient as the chatter in the forest, the rumble of the earth, the silence of the mountains and the roar of the seas. It speaks of time before the word and the naming of things, it speaks for our collective conscious and our place in the universe.
A visual artist who paints or draws is a conjurer of light, color, and texture. It is a very private conversation. To make the invisible visible. It is also a window and a door for strangers to take a peak and come inside to explore a world filled with ideas, stories and surprises, and meet a singular person with a unique vision of reality. It is also a world of excellance and artistry. A gift to treasure and a gift to take home to savoir for the rest of your life.
Poetry & artwork.
Meet the Muses
The Author and Writer, the Illustrator and Designer
Gladys Justin Carr
Author & Writer
Gladys Justin Carr grew up in the old Brooklyn neighborhood of Midwood. She graduated Midwood High School, where city kids got an education that rivaled the best private schools in town. Decided on Smith College after graduation would put aside a highly promising academic career to pursue her love of books, and swiftly rise to the very pinnacle of her profession and has become one of America’s celebrated artists.
Illustrator & Designer
Natascha Engelmann studied Media Arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she graduated with Prof. Nan Hoover. As an Illustrator she is an autodidact, like
her father the gifted graphic designer Michael Engelmann. Ready to follow the family foot prints to a distinguished creative life, you only have to look at Natascha’s work to gain a window into an internationally renowned artist’s work.