As I’ve mentioned in last week’s post, I’m in the middle of a distractingly amazing Shakespeare class. One of the loveliest parts of the whole experience is the people I’ve been able to interact with. We all have Shakespeare in common, but otherwise the diversity is incredible. I’ve met a retired lawyer from Cheltenham, a writer/editor/furniture refinisher, and today’s star, Lena Levin, an artist from San Francisco.
I wanted to feature her today, because she is currently in the middle of a project which brings together two of my favorite things; Shakespeare and art.
Her project is called “Sonnets in Colour,” and her goal is to create a painting for each of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. Here are three of my favorites:
On her blog, which I linked to in the name of the project above, you can read the sonnets along with the paintings, as well as her elegant commentary on the sonnet and her creative process. Well worth a look, if you’re craving some beauty.