This book tells the story of a young Philosopher who, while walking in the jungle, is attacked by a hungry tiger. Mortally wounded, the Philosopher experiences a vision in which he is partially devoured by, and thus becomes, a microscopic bacteria. As bacteria he is eaten by and becomes a nematode, which is eaten by a fungi and so on. With the feasting of one creature upon another, the Philosopher is dispersed throughout the world, causing him to experience a deep sense of connection with all things.
This over sized illuminated manuscript features a series of whimsical poems and illustrations that explore the idea that all things are unified as one through life’s endless feasting upon itself.
|Title||This Glorious Transmutation Of Being|
|Artist/Creator||Dr. Bob Pliny|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||55|
|Image/ Illustration Process||Paintings|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Repurposed wallpaper sample book|
|Medium/ Materials||Acrylic paint and gold leaf on wallpaper|
|Number of Pages||118|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||22.5 x 15.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Signed and Numbered?||Unsigned|