Truth Bomb: Inspiration from the Mouths and Minds of Women Artists
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia, 2020, Author: Abigail Crompton, ISBN: 9781760760274, Format: Hardcover, 236 x 285mm, 208 pp, ills
If anyone can teach us how to pursue the life and work of an artist, it is the artists in Truth Bomb.
This compilation of pioneering and established women artists from around the world will motivate and empower you, challenge you to find solace in the shared human experiences of birth, death, love, anger, joy, sadness. Their sassiness will fire your spirit.
Truth Bomb offers the very best commentary and insight into the incredible formation of diverse women artists while uncovering the power of taking a chance, pushing the envelope and ultimately not being shy when it comes to making a mark. It is a magical visual mash-up of images, memoirs, moments, interviews and inspirational beginnings as told by twenty-two leading women artists, including Beci Orpin, Mickalene Thomas, Kaylene Whiskey and Judy Chicago. Truth Bomb is an ode to art and artists and an attempt to decipher the mystery of creativity.
About the author
Abigail Crompton, Artistic Director and Founder of Third Drawer Down, works every day with the most influential artists in the world. Abi began a degree in psychology before switching to study art at university. A fall from a bike and a broken arm was the catalyst for the creation of Third Drawer Down. Since 2003, Abi has dedicated her life to working with artists to make art accessible.
Third Drawer Down (est. 2003) is an innovative design studio whose mission is to make art affordable, accessible and a part of the everyday. The studio has collaborated with more than 200 artists from around the world and creates memorable products for the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art and New Museum, among many other global cultural institutions.