He was an artist who needed to paint as much as he needed to breathe. His secret world was Horn Island.
“This is the true Christmas land”: Artist Rockwell Kent Spends Christmas in Alaska
“I suppose the greatest festivals of our lives are those at which we dance ourselves,” writes American artist Rockwell Kent in his diary on December 24, 1918, or Christmas Eve.
“A Dreamer’s Search”: Interview with Eric Downs about his Debut Movie and Artist Rockwell Kent
In 1918, Rockwell Kent leaves New York City with his eight-year-old son and travels to the rugged wilderness of Alaska in search of inspiration.
Magic Murals of Flowers in Tove Jansson’s “Moominpappa at Sea”
I spent hours and hours with my flowers this summer. I had planted in the soil so many seeds and … More
“The Secret of Black Rock” by Joe Todd-Stanton
Erin is fascinated by the legend of Black Rock. It is huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy boats. But are the tales really true? One day Erin sneaks on board her mother’s fishing boat to find out.
“Islands of Abandonment” by Cal Flyn
What happens to abandoned places when nature is allowed to reclaim its place. A unique book “Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape” by Cal Flyn, published earlier this year, has reached the Sea Library thanks to the generosity of Iain Rousham from England.
“Umi: The Hawaiian Boy Who Became a King” by Robert Lee Eskridge
For Umi, life on the lush and colorful islands of Hawaii is about as average as it can be. As commoners, he and his brothers spend their days weeding the taro field, fishing in the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, and dreaming of the delicious foods and thrilling games that are reserved only for the chiefs and priests. But late one night, when everyone is supposed to be asleep, Umi’s longing for adventure gets the best of him.
“Walking on Water” by Andy Martin
This book is about waves. It is the story of an obsession, a journey through heaven and hell, the clumsy initiation of an outsider, the author himself, into a cult and a culture. It is also an oblique history of the world, a human comedy on waves, that will find an echo in anyone who has fallen prey to the spell of the ocean. Surfing is less a sport than a state of mind, an adventure in mythology, a religion with its own high priests and ritual sacrifices.