"The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it." These words by Carl Ransom Rogers, an influential American psychologist, best summarize the recently published picture book of unique artworks, with amazing novelty, by American psychiatrist, artist and author Cynthia Richards, titled She Didn't Do It and The Ferry.
Richards is a woman who possesses a brilliant mind and a creative soul to passionately express ideas and feelings, reflections and convictions through a variety of mediums. In her new book, she showcases artworks with great novelty primarily targeted to Junior High School students up to adults. She speaks of fantasy, mythology, and meaning of life that stirs and awakens a variety of feelings and emotions in each reader's soul.
The book reflects Richards' versatility, reminiscent of her collection of original art, music and lyrics she shares via other avenues such as the internet. In this book, however, she leads readers through two stories. She showcases two sets of colorfully vivid artworks that possess her signature style. It also highlights some Japanese characters that capture the essence of some art pieces.
With poetic literary captions and metaphoric storyline that only Richards can weave, She Didn't Do It and The Ferry is a labor of creativity and passion that cannot be judged by any present criteria of art. It is simply a book that impels readers to appreciate it for what it is-a novel expression of a brilliant mind and a creative soul.
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Cynthia Richards, MD, a child and adult psychiatrist, collaborates with others on this journey, some in foster care, incarcerated, labeled with autism, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), severe and complex medical problems and other struggles of the human condition.
She Didn't Do It and The Ferry * by Cynthia Richards
Publication Date: October 31, 2012
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4797-3053-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4797-3054-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-3055-1
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