This seems to be my week of “Show and Tell.” 🙂
I don’t mean to be blowing my own horn too loudly, just as luck would have it, two collaborations that I was lucky enough to be part of, were presented to me in the last few days.
I received a beautiful copy of Rob Steenhorst’s book, in the mail, of CGI images that span 20 years of his art from 1998-2016. It is the perfect coffee table book, so that is where I put it, after I read the excellent foreword and the interesting miscellaneous offerings at the end, inspired by various, writers, thinkers and even a machinima maker, I took my time and poured through the excellent imagery; there is so much to see in each, so many subtle details.
Six of my poems are included alongside thumbnails of the images that inspired each one. I am honored and so pleased to be part of this beautiful book, that chronicles the art of one of my favorite artists, both personally and artistically. Rob’s dedication on the first page, is something I will always cherish.
Rob helped me to become a better and more intuitive Ekphrastic poet, one who is stimulated into poetry by visual imagery. Not all paintings do this to me, but in Rob Steenhorst’s case, there were 5 of his paintings that haunted me, until I could express what they made me feel, through poetry. He has included these at the end of his book and one more that was a personal gift, that I wrote just for him.
I am including below, how you can purchase this book, and I can tell you that it is indeed worth having in your collection. Thank you Rob, for including me, and thank you for sharing your unique talent with all of us in Second Life (as Rob Barber) and with the world!
Information about the book
Title: Rob Steenhorst
Dartel Leven | Sporting Life
Computer Generated Images (CGI)
1998 – 2016
Size: A4 21 x 29,7 cm | 8,27 x 11,69 Inch
122 pages. incl cover
Soft touch cover
Texts by o.a. Michael van Hoogenhuyze, Art Historian, and 6 poems by Karima Hoisan, Poet
95 images from which, 64 are original artworks
Price: € 25,– | $ 26.58 (depending on change rates) excluding delivery
Delivery rates: Netherlands: € € 3,90 | $ 4.15
Europe 1 : € 9,31 | $ 9.90
Europe 2 : € 11,97 | $ 12.72
World : € 14,63 | $ 15.55
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Please don’t forget to include the delivery address when ordering!
Depending on distance it may take up to a maximum of 10 workday’s before receiving
I will also include the beautiful machinima by Iono Allen. I read one of these poems in it, and you will have a chance to see many of his paintings, that are included in the book too.