Monday, April 16, 2012

Stitched Portraits: Tomas Tranströmer

Swedish winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, a poet, a psychologist.

As I've been living this daily project of illustrating someone famous that was born on each respective day, I occasionally come across dates where none of the most obvious choices interest me. This has forced me to look at individuals who I knew little to nothing about prior to their birthday. Tranströmer is one such individual and upon reading his poetry, I was smitten. 

"her ear-drops dangle like swords of Damocles"
  -Tomas Tranströmer:

excerpt from “National Insecurity,” part of New and Collected Poems by Tomas Transtromer, translated by Robin Fulton. Published in 1997 by Bloodaxe Books.

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