August 13, 2014

Blog Tour: The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone Soho Press is doing something different for the blog tour of THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin.  The book is told through oral interviews about Addison, as well as a few of her own interviews/emails, and illustrated with photos of her, her friends, and insets of her art.

Thus, bloggers are writing in the voices of characters or creating their own art inspired by Addison.

I thought of the early description of her failed sketches, quick and with a pithy saying beneath.  And then I was inspired by a specific piece of art, Don't Even Think (About It).  It is pretty much her first piece of public art, which she becomes known for.
"She planted two "trees" made out of bent wire and wash buckets, and then she strung a web of threads and thin cords and tiny blinking Christmas-tree lights between them. The branches of the Contest Tree were taped with hundreds of fluttering Monopoly bills. The Addison Tree was knotted in a snarl of shoelaces and frayed purple ribbons, and she'd used a pocketknife to nick into the wire, creating them to look just like her wrist scars."
Thus, I imagined an early failed sketch during her planning of this installation:

You can find more art inspired by the novel at the Official Addison Stone Tumblr.


  1. thanks for sharing! this sounds like a fun book - i like novels that incorporate other means of telling the story.

    1. Thanks! It was a fun structure to explore.

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  3. Huh, this is such an intriguing idea for a blog tour. Sounds like an interesting story.


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