Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Piece that Would Make A Librarian Faint

I'm not sure how this piece came about. I can't remember whether I found the quote first or found Connections by James Burke and the earth spread. Chicken or egg. In any case, the book had been collecting dust on the bookshelf for 20 some odd years, and the globe page spread just begged to be altered with this quote attributed to Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

The book text was covered with Payne's Grey. Color and waves were added to the ocean areas along with a sea serpent. The quote written with a 1 mm. Brause and "Hic Sunt Dracones" (Here Be Dragons) written with a Nikko G nib and Ziller Midnight Blue ink. An origami sailboat was folded from one of the pages of the book, yardarm and mainmast toothpicks hold the colors (blue ribbon) and nautical flags with my initials on a tea dyed, one ply, kitchen string. In this view, you can't see the light bulb figurehead. The prow of the boat cuts through quilled waves also made from the book page. Oh, and the edges of the pages were faux gilded with acrylic gold gouache.

Come to the Worcester Art Museum Faculty Exhibition Reception, Thursday, 5 September 2013 in the Higgins Education Wing from 5:30 PM - 7 PM.where you can see my piece that would make a librarian faint. The art show is open to the public and runs from 5. September 2013 - 5. October 2013, Wednesdays through Sundays 11 AM - 5 PM.


  1. Stunning! Absolutely stunning! I WISH I could see it in person! (You need to take bigger and more pictures to share with us!)

  2. Loving this. Wonderful inspirational idea.