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In The Blossoming of the World, Brian H. Peterson—author of the critically acclaimed The Smile at the Heart of Thingspicks up both pen and camera and journeys to the deep end of life. Along the way he confronts some painful contradictionsbeauty and violence, love and griefand reflects on illness, family, death, dreams, epiphanies, and the birth of self-awareness.
More storyteller than philosopher, Peterson struggles to reconcile his Christian faith with his love of science, creativity, and spirituality in all its manifestations. Through word and image he quietly looks forand findsthe common ground that unites thinking and compassionate people of all shapes and sizes.
Full-color reproductions of Peterson's photographs accompany and enrich this collection of essays and reflections.
“I began reading The Smile at the Heart of Things as I stood in the book room, then returned to my desk and read for the rest of the afternoon. . . . [Peterson] reflects on art and artists, on creativity and where it comes from, and along the way he bares his soul.” Craig Wilson, USA Today
“The Smile at the Heart of Things is a plain-speaking humanist argument for the necessity of creative activity. It’s the diary of a pilgrim cutting his way through a thicket of youthful false starts, doubt, and occasional despair toward enlightenment.” Edward J. Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Brian Peterson uses the camera to capture movement, contrasts of light and dark, and the visible that is often taken for granted. . . . Peterson’s photographs transcend the realm of objects to speak about matters of the soul.” Ellen Rosenholtz, former director, Lancaster Museum of Art
“Peterson has an incredible way of encapsulating his life experience in powerful and imaginative prose (tinged with a kind of poetry). At times I feel an almost Proustian sense of ‘lost time.’ ” George Crumb, composer
“The Smile at the Heart of Things is a very personal and touching book that is deeply and heart-searchingly important. The stories from life are a true treasure.” Emmet Gowin, photographer
“Peterson’s art creates an image of the wholeness of experience that includes our objective perception of nature and our inner life. . . . Peterson’s work offers a veritable ode to intimations of immortality.” Victoria Donohoe, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“The random patterns of jagged rock tend to take on a man-made quality, as if belonging to the stone foundation of some long-lost temple. . . . As the years have gone by, Peterson’s vision has become increasingly avant-garde.” Mitchell Seidel, The Newark Star-Ledger
Brian H. Peterson
Brian H. Peterson, the former (retired) Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has more than thirty years' experience as an artist, curator, critic, and arts administrator in the Philadelphia area. His scholarly publications include Pennsylvania Impressionism (2002), The Cities, the Towns, the Crowds: The Paintings of Robert Spencer (2004), and Form Radiating Life: The Paintings of Charles Rosen (2006), all copublished by the Michener Art Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His recent memoir, The Smile at the Heart of Things: Essays and Life Stories (2010), was copublished by the Michener Art Museum and Tell Me Press.
Also a practicing photographer, Peterson has had more than thirty solo exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the country since 1980. His work is in the collections of the Amon Carter Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Library of Congress, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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