June 24, 2008

Emile Norman documentary

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Posted by Ryan , , 1 comment

I happened to catch this on PBS last night and couldn't turn it off to go to bed when I should have: Emile Norman: by his own design. You won't find much on the internet about his work beside his own website but at 90 he is still a working artist. Besides a profile of his life as an artist, the documentary is an illustration of the life he created for himself. I was stunned by his house in Big Sur, which he and his partner started building over 50 years ago. The house is a gallery of his art, and every surface has been crafted, even the harpsichord and organ cases.

Watch this documentary if you have a chance. The next time I go to San Fransisco, I'm going to take a trip to the Masonic Temple to see the huge glass mosaic commissioned in 1955.


Heather said...

Alright, so I've been lurking on your blog but wasn't really sure when or if I should comment. I'm glad that your blogging and I love the photos, I kinda have a thing for photos. :)