Aline Lindemann is an artist and writer whose work honors and explores the intersection of spirituality and nature with a special emphasis on the meaning of home. Though she has traveled far and wide both for pleasure and in service to nonprofits that provide for displaced people seeking refuge in unfamiliar lands, it is her beloved Cape Cod home and an unceasing fascination with the sea that inspire and pervade her art and her writing.
In her own words
I’m absolutely delighted to join Sea Crow Press with my forthcoming book DRIFT, a collection of poems and narratives that linger in moments when time morphs into something simultaneously spirit-filled and sluggish: observing the incoming tide, watching a grown child paddle out to sea, or the stupefying feeling of ineptness in the face of a broken world. This collection notices, and even celebrates those brief instances when the inextricable link between nature and spirit are so apparent.
As a longtime artist, writer, spiritual seeker and religious studies professor, I’m quite comfortable hanging out in the abstract spaces between creeds and questions, certainty and skepticism. Many of the pieces in this collection are informed by countless hours of contemplation along the shores of Cape Cod, and several emerged from repeated trips to refugee camps in Greece where so many Yazidi people befriended me and shared their stories of hardship and determination. I learned more from them and their innate knowledge of themselves as integral members of nature’s grand oneness than they will ever know.
Blessed to have lived many years in the deserts of Arizona, and now on the shores of Cape Cod, my faith journey, the natural beauty of the Cape, and all who drift, whether deeper within or across unknown lands in search of rest, are constant sources of inspiration.