Friday, January 30, 2009

Maira Kalman's hallelujah pictures

From "And the pursuit of happiness," Maira Kalman

The voices of hope & exaltation continue to wash over us. Ten days after President Obama's inauguration, they have not yet curdled with cynicism. I came upon this online slideshow of Inauguration images by artist/illustrator/designer Maira Kalman & found myself again thrilling to the possibility that -- after serving the puny devils of arrogance & greed for so long -- we are once again -- one hopes for a while -- turning to our better angels.

Don't miss these. They are sublime. This woman should illustrate Whitman's "Leaves of Grass."

In the same issue of the Times.

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