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The Bird King:An Artist's Notebook

Shaun Tan

Artist and novelist Shaun Tan opens his sketchbooks and offers a glimpse of his drawings, doodles and sketches. He quotes Paul Klee’s definition of drawing as “taking a line for a walk.” The spontaneity and creativity of an artist at work is evident as the viewer sees fantasy creatures created with complex layers of pigment and lush color. The award-winning author of The Arrival (2007) and Lost and Found (2011) shares his works in progress – a treasure for any young artist or writer. Ages 9-12