The dynamics of art are the dynamics of life, and soon, Rio de Janeiro will offer rediscovery and renewal for both.
A once-celebrated Brazilian artist, isolated from the public view for over thirty years, is now back in the proverbial spotlight. As his stunning sketches are found in the hands of the street children of Rio, news is rapidly circulated throughout the world and the hands of destiny will ensure it captures the interest of the right person.
When a run-of-the-mill New York reporter picks up the story, he becomes intrigued by the secluded artist and his captivating work. Before long, the journalist is scrambling to board a plane for Rio where he hopes to “scoop” the story of the legendary artist and his mysterious, secluded lifestyle.
The dynamics of art, relationships, and life are revealed in the work of the elderly artist and, ultimately, the journalist discovers that art is more than just paint and canvas. Art becomes a world of revelation; a world alive with dynamic formations that reveal tragedy, hope, success, and struggle. Will this reporter find a story, or…himself?
“Mort Keilty has created a brilliantly articulated story that invites us to rethink our definition of art and the impact it has on all humanity,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “It’s a tightly constructed novel full of unflinching observation and telling details, beautifully written with striking originality.”
Mort Keilty has a degree in Journalism from the University of Notre Dame and has ghost-written and co-authored five non-fiction books. He has been a counterintelligence agent in Europe, a competent country club golfer, a successful business owner, and father. Mort Keilty now resides in Groton, Connecticut where he has written, “The Beholder: A Journey into Art, the Beauty of Life, and Understanding,”