What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? What unique challenges do artists face in the 21st century, and what skills are required to overcome them? Deborah J. Haynes is Professor Emerita of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her books include Art Lessons
, Book of This Place
, Spirituality and Growth on the Leadership Path
, and Bakhtin Reframed
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Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice is a personal statement, born from the author's experience as an artist, writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner. Haynes writes for artists and for all exploring the relationship of their creativity to the inner life. For Haynes, making and looking at art can be a form of meditation and prayer, a space for solitude, and living in the present.