Posts Tagged ‘Jane Mount’
October 24, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
We are so excited about My Ideal Bookshelf, the brainchild of artist extraordinaire Jane Mount and our friend (and founding Daily editor!) Thessaly La Force. The premise is this: Jane painted the favorite books of more than a hundred fascinating people from all walks of life, and Thessaly interviewed them about literature they love and how it has shaped them. Below, Jane paints Thessaly’s bookshelf.
July 19, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
June 4, 2010 | by Thessaly La Force
What is on an ideal bookshelf?
The books that made people who they are, that changed their lives.
How long have you been painting bookshelves?
Do you ever spot repeats?
There’s a cookbook called The Silver Spoon—I’ve painted that silver spoon so many times! A Confederacy of Dunces, Catcher in the Rye, The Little Prince, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Wrinkle in Time, Bird by Bird.
Do you ever find new reading while on the job?
Totally. I just bought I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson. A friend had an early edition on his bookshelf, and it had this really cool black-and-white tiger-striped spine. I looked it up, and Johnson sounded fascinating. I don’t know if I would have picked it up if the spine hadn’t had the stripes!