CLOUD HANDS PRESS
Cloud Hands Press publishes books that inspire.
Our authors write memoirs, books on philosophy, art criticism, history and more. We also publish artists’ monographs,
photography books and works of fiction. We are open to publishing innovative and challenging works in any genre.
What if two people who never met or saw each other or heard each other’s voices experienced a perfect conversation? Creative, inspiring, beautiful, challenging, intimate, passionate and spiritual; a conversation of art and poetry. Caldera’s abstract digital art spoke first. Hart’s poetry answered. There was no personal conversation between the artists. The art flowed from Juarez, Mexico first on Twitter, later by email to the North Shore of Chicago. The poem that the art inspired flowed electronically back to Mexico.
This amazing conversation between Adrián Caldera’s art; and, poetry in English by Charlotte Hart, is translated into Spanish and has become the book, Desert Flow.
Charlotte Hart is an internationally known visual artist and poet. She lives on the North Shore of Chicago. Her poems have appeared in the Journal of Modern Poetry, Thema Literary Magazine, Poetica Magazine and Levure Littéraire, among many others. Her chapbook, Organic Spirits, from Finishing Line Press, is a whimsical compilation of poems inspired by the spirits of fruits and vegetables. Her book, The Pegasus Ring, is a lyrical celebration of love and memory. For her poetry, Hart has received awards from the Journal of Modern Poetry and the Poets and Patrons Society of Chicago.
Artist and Photographer
Adrián Caldera is a celebrated abstract digital artist and photographer. His many solo shows include: Museo de Arte Moderno Alberto Gironella in Gomez Palacio y Museo de Historia y Arte Contemporaneo El Palacio de los Gurza in Durango, Museo Carrillo Gil, in Mexico City, also in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, among others. Caldera’s work was featured in,”Paquimé – Greatness for the Past, Inspiration for the Present.” Universitetet I Oslo, Institute Og Museum for Anthropology, Etnografisk Museum, Oslo, Norge. His digital art compositions, often dark, colorful and widely varied, are completely non-representational; and, highly evocative. Caldera lives in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
By Tem Horwitz
It was perfectly clear to me what was happening. I was dying. Yet at the time of my death, there was no fear, no struggling, no desperation, no confusion, and no bewilderment. Yet as I sit here reading my wife’s account of my death I am filled with terror. In the middle of the night, during the Labor Day weekend, I went into anaphylactic shock.