VISUAL ARTIST & AUTHOR & COMMUNICATION ARCHITECT
Visual Artist & Communication Architect
Cynthia Correll is an award-winning mixed-media artist and a creative entrepreneur, known as the Communication Architect. In her thought-provoking and whimsical work, she combines art, logic and structure to inspire and entertain the viewer. By generating more harmony and joy in the world, she hopes to motivate social reform. Cynthia naturally looks to the future, confronting traditional ideas by tapping into her instinct for embracing change and seeing possibilities.
As a visual artist, she has exhibited around the country. One show favorite was her mason jar filled with alphabet soup and labeled “The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare – Shake Before Reading”.
ampersand • am-pƏr-sand • noun:
a character “&” that is used for the word “and”
Where Imagination Runs Wild
For curious minds of all ages, this refreshing book delivers an interactive experience with 60 original and playful art images, a self-guided tour, and a creative exercise.
Eager for an enchanting respite or instant escape from daily life? Leave your worries behind, as you embark on an entertaining tour of The Land of Ampersand. You will find the remarkable Ampersand inhabitants—with their unique history as descendants of the original “&” character—are friendly, inspiring, and full of surprises. Best known for unifying all things and allowing opposites to co-exist, the Ampersand natives invite us to stretch our minds, explore possibilities, and let our imaginations run wild. The Land of Ampersand promises to lift our spirits, spark new thinking, and open our hearts.
Are you still here? Go ahead...proceed within. Your lighthearted and rejuvenating adventure awaits!
This book may be ordered from your favorite bookstore or library.
Listen to my podcast episode on Tiny Sparks Big Flames!
Shake Before Reading with Cynthia Correll
Art Saint Louis/Art Dialogue
The Third Act with Cynthia Correll
Gets your creative juices flowing
From the cover to the back, this little tabletop companion makes a great addition to anyone’s library.
Very creative and thought provoking. More than once, as I explored this book, I found myself saying - how clever - why didn’t I think of that! (noted especially pertaining to the pearl ampersand picture.)
I love the detail in the drawings. The use of both the thin black lines in contrast with the free flowing water color technique creates a pleasing and relaxing visual texture.
Kara L. Gamber
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2021
Open to any page in the Land of Ampersand, and you will find yourself smiling. It is not meant to be consumed in one sitting. I am keeping my copy nearby to re-enter when I crave a bit of whimsy. The combination of words and illustrations are incredibly clever. Cynthia Correll clearly applied her sense of humor and artistic talents to stimulate the reader’s curiosity. Who knew the ampersand could be so entertaining and engaging? & the world could use a bit of levity right about now.