Dorothy Nissen's "By Invention..." is a book about dreams and imaginal process and her work for the first five months of this year.
I grew up in a suburban house on an antediluvian riverbed near the orange groves at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Southern California. Lulled to sleep by crickets on summer nights, I woke early to nearly touch the blue mountains filling my window. One day backpacking I knew that I had to draw the mountains showing the evolutionary striation of the rocks. Later I felt some sense of wholeness drawing the moving figure of a friend dancing around the pool. After MA in Claremont went to NYC with award from Brooklyn Museum School. Mid-60s delirium and working in inner city schools in East Harlem and East New York, Brooklyn. Marriage to a life of love and nightmare… Returned together to CA 1971, lived in the Castro for 20 years, moved to Berkeley in 1994 living happily ever after.
By Indirection ... Published May 22, 2014
The Passionate Art of Nancy Brzeski Published August 23, 2013
Dear Universe Published December 07, 2012
FiSH DREAMS (Artifacts of Passage) Published June 15, 2012
The Magnetic Field Published June 09, 2012