An exhibition of paintings reflecting on the works of Flannery O'Connor
This book presents the work of artists whose vision resonates with Flannery O'Connor's. It was produced in conjunction with an exhibit by the same name, displayed in Andalusia's gallery space. This is the same place where Flannery's paintings also hung to "cover a crack in the wall" and where she drew inspiration for her stories.
It goes without saying that Flannery was a multi-talented woman. The visitors who come to Andalusia Farm from all over the world are as varied as the paintings presented here. Drawn to O'Connor, visitors to Andalusia bring their own ideas about her writing and want to see the place that brings the stories (and the artist) to life in their mind's eye. Similarly, the variety of styles and approaches found in these paintings are all true representations of each artist's reading of O'Connor. It is our hope that viewers are provoked to re-read a favorite story through a different lens, or simply discover a new theme or shade of a character they thought they knew. Such is the power of the visual arts.