Susan Seddon Boulet: A Retrospective

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Susan Seddon Boulet: A Retrospective by Michael Babcock, Susan Seddon Boulet

Susan Seddon Boulet (American, b. Brazil 1941-1997) lived life in search of the magnificent. As a child growing up on a Brazilian farm she developed a deep affection for animals and loved making colorful sketches of them. From these formative experiences, she found her destiny, one that deeply affected people all over the world.

Beginning in the 1970s, Boulet created well over two thousand pieces of art. Through most of her career she drew inspiration from the shamanic tradition and Native American themes. Her highly personal style offers glimpses of possibilities and of other worlds; it became renowned for fantastical creatures that rise from the misty land of dreams and lead to the outer limits of the imagination.

Boulet was also known for her finely detailed portraits within portraits, which explored the mysterious inner world of spiritual symbols and archetypes. By her skilled hand and inspired vision, a numinous dimension came into being, exquisitely displayed in vivid, living, breathing detail. Boulet's art resonates with all who have journeyed within to find a deeper personal truth. Her images have helped guide many along a road of self-discovery that leads, as psychologist Carl G. Jung once put it, "back to the deepest springs of life."

Boulet never lost the lighthearted manner of her youth. Even as she explored the darker aspects of the psyche in her work and began her long struggle with cancer, she retained an energy, honesty, and warmth that endeared her to many.

This retrospective by Michael Babcock recounts Susan Boulet's artistic development and celebrates her extraordinary personal journey. It includes more than two hundred reproductions of her paintings, some never before published.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764910302
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.24(w) x 12.17(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceviii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter 1Roots: Childhood and Teen Years, 1941 to 19581
Parents
Birth and Early Childhood
A Crisis of Withdrawal
School in Switzerland
Development of Her Art
Pioneering in Brazil
Chapter 2A Young Woman in Brazil, 1958 to 196719
Life in Sao Paulo
Art in Sao Paulo
A Trip to California
Chapter 3An Artist Emerges, 1967 to 198035
Beginning Life in the United States
An Established Style
Susan's Method of Work
Larry's Role
Friendships and Stature Expand
The Jungian World
Career Development in the Mid-Seventies
Two Deaths
Chapter 4Susan's Career Matures, 1980 to 1989103
Changes
Her Art as SelfWork
Professional Milestones
Breast Cancer
Chapter 5The Final Years, 1989 to 1997181
Personal Trials and Growth
Continuing Work
How Susan Worked
Successes in the Nineties
Life in the Later Nineties
Last Works
Summing Up
Appendix 1The Anais Nin Introduction243
Appendix 2Selected List of Published Works244
The Susan Seddon Boulet Fellowship246
Notes247
List of Artworks250

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