Tuesday, March 22, 2005
I have been working in an altered book belonging to my friend Dixie. It is called 'Zen and the Art of Travel'. One definition of Zen is "the attainment of enlightenment by means of paradoxical and nonlogical statements." I photocopied the frogs from a Dover clipart book and gave them life with Prismacolor pencils. They are mounted with foam tape so they don't quite touch the page, which gives them a 3-D look and makes you think they might be about to jump. I was intrigued with the idea of what could possibly be going through their little froggy minds as they contemplate the Golden Gate Bridge. Have they ever observed someone leaping off the bridge? This rather black humor led me to the question that I penned on the opposite page, which was written on a piece of Glad Tidings scrapbook paper with a #22 Hunt nib and gouache.