No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight
No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight is a wonderful companion book to the artist's retrospective exhibit at the National Cowgirl Museum, opening July 22, 2016.
Compelling narratives and details are offered. Veryl shares stories in her own words of the animals, landscape, and history that have influenced four decades of her work. She explores social influences that have affected the art of her generation and illustrates the positive changes brought to the art world more recently through digital technology. She openly credits many of her contemporaries for their support and discusses the similarities of painting and sculpture. The entire process of creating a life-sized bronze monument from clay through casting is illustrated and explained in detail.
Western history enthusiasts will find a treasure of little known facts about the lives of Colonel Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight in the essay by B. Byron Price. Roger Brooks, Veryl’s husband relives the saga and challenges of placing “The Day The Wall Came Down,” a seven-ton monument to freedom in Berlin, Germany and at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library.
Introduction by Christine Mollring, Foreword by James Nottage, The Goodnights and Art by B. Byron Price.
Copyright 2011 Veryl Goodnight. Hardcover, measures approximately 12" x 11" x 1". Printed in USA.
For a great companion read, see A Buffalo In The House.