"What was once thought can never be unthought." Johann Mobius, The Physicists, Act II In 1961 Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt completed the brilliant play The Physicists (Die Physiker). The story takes place in a mad house and examines the "responsibility of knowledge" and scientific discovery during WWIIs nuclear age as well as aspects of genius and madness.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the art of Sister Mary Corita Kent.
Nun, artist, and activist, her original silkscreens from the 1960s have been inspirational.
I've always admired her vibrant colors, hand stenciled typography, and provocative messages.
12 weeks ago our journey began
each with a fear heavier than we could carry
exhaling memories no one could see
blue phobias no one could touch
drowning slowly, searching for light
dark seas with dragon silhouettes
fire blazes, scorching our skin
with each thought
Making tactile & textured books
Back in June I wrote a post about using the covers of ex-library books to create new stories. Today I would like to share one of the completed books with you.
The outside: silver and textured
The inside: organic mixed media collage with gold metal leaf
Linocuts, acrylic paint, antique postage stamps purchased from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, and cheese cloth.