New Reason New Way: How My Skepticism Changed My Art

New Reason New Way: How My Skepticism Changed My Art

by Andy Eppler

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In New Reason New Way, life long artist and half of the Colorado based duet The Prairie Scholars, Andy Eppler, recounts his creative journey from superstition to repeatable process with regard to making his art. After losing his faith in the God of his childhood, Andy began a search for more concrete answers to his questions.

“If there is no God, what is that feeling of perfect inspiration?”
“What is art?”
“What is the role of an artist in society?”

In New Reason New Way Andy tackles each question and many more with purpose, tenacity, and good humor. Using his unique perspective and powers of reasoning Andy also explains how one can navigate the obstacles that often block the path of creative people trying to produce work. This book is not only about why an artist kept making art even after his original reason for making it had vanished, it is also about how that artist reinvented his process and reimagined his work. This is the new reason and the new way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483533476
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
File size: 642 KB

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New Reason New Way: How My Skepticism Changed My Art 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers' Favorite New Reason New Way: How My Skepticism Changed My Art by Andy Eppler is an autobiographic book about the artist’s journey from his childhood to the present day, and into becoming an artist as part of The Prairie Scholars band with his wife, Jessica. The book carries readers through the artist’s formative years when he was in school, through his first steps into music writing and recording, through his thought processes on how he started to question his faith and the belief in Jesus, and how he discovered historical evidence that doesn’t follow the facts from the Bible, as well as how he moved from being religious to non-religious, and how this affected his art. The book finishes with a personal reflection on various forms of art and their characteristics in Eppler’s view, and some answers from different artists about the creative process they go through.  Autobiographies are always great to read because when you admire an artist in any field, you want to know more about his or her creative process and what his or her art is all about. In that respect, New Reason New Way: How My Skepticism Changed My Art by Andy Eppler offers precisely what you expect from the genre. Written in the first person in a friendly voice, the book feels authentic and real. Not only do you get to enter into the artist’s universe, but you also get to learn about his thinking, his life and his message to the world. I particularly enjoyed the chapter dedicated to his wife, Jessica, who is also a member of the band, as well as reading some lyrics which made me want to know more about the band and Eppler’s music.