“Writers Are Reaching for Our Thorns; the Thorns Which Define Our Entire Being” (The Met)

“Award-winning author Min Jin Lee brings a fresh perspective to an ancient image of a boy pulling a thorn from his foot—Spinario—rendered exquisitely by the artist Antico (also known as Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi). Lee’s reflections on the daily struggle of being an artist is honest and moving, and invites a close look at and careful consideration of the Spinario itself.”

“Award-winning author Min Jin Lee brings a fresh perspective to an ancient image of a boy pulling a thorn from his foot—Spinario—rendered exquisitely by the artist Antico (also known as Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi). Lee’s reflections on the daily struggle of being an artist is honest and moving, and invites a close look at and careful consideration of the Spinario itself.”