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Book Title: Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas|
The author of the book: Brian Andreas
ISBN 13: 9780964266049
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 21.10 MB
Edition: Story People Press
Date of issue: August 1st 2000
Read full description of the books Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas:"Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable and fall asleep and miss your life."
"When she played her music even the night demons stopped their work and it took them some time to remember what it was they were doing and the best of them had no stomach for it for a long time after that."
"There are your fog people and your sun people, he said. I said I wasn't sure which kind I was. He nodded. Fog'll do that to you, he said."
"The singing on her belly-dance records reminded her of the cattle auctions she used to go to with her grandfather and she would sing along softly, fourfiftyfourfiftyfourseventyfivegorgeousgorgeousohmy, she would say. And then she would raise her hands above her head and ripple her body like trees in the wind."
Brian Andreas's whimsical mix of art and musing is my idea of devotional reading. There are several volumes, and I love them all. I routinely pick them up and read again at random to catch a metaphorical breath of fresh air. The drawings are of wood and metal wall sculptures he started out making in a barn with his kids.
I was reading from this one this morning and thought: I wonder if Brian Andreas is on Goodreads? Well, he is, and I am becoming a fan and giving him lots of stars.
Read information about the authorBrian Andreas (born 1956 in Iowa City, Iowa) is an American writer, painter, sculptor and publisher. Most notable of his works are the StoryPeople objects he makes using salvaged wood from old rural homesteads. These mixed-media works include a short story that focuses on a moment or a memory, and the deliberately crude folk-art-like shapes display bright yet soothing colors and shadowy amorphous faces to go along with the simple, declarative language of the prose.
Andreas' artistic explorations eventually led to a wide-ranging array of works, from the publication of nine books, to the production of handcrafted furniture and home accent pieces. In 1994, the diversity of his interests produced the foundation of his StoryPeople company.
With his wife's words and two young sons as motivation, Andreas went out into his backyard and pulled a weathered board from the fence and began to play with the boards and place little stories and some color onto them. Soon, shaped as 'people,' others became interested in purchasing them. Of the results of the fence-board experiments, it was eventually written that "he discovered the StoryPeople waiting to be carved out of rough barn board, painted in bright colors, and hand-stamped with their individual stories."
Of his work, Andreas says, "I like art that admits to being a part of life. The moments I have with my friends and family are really all that I need. I like to take them and weave them into stories that are filled with laughter and music and lunacy. And they are mostly true, but I'm not telling which parts. . ."
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