|Change = Anything Can Happen Next!
|Artist / Creator
|Dr. Bob Pliny
|Place of Publication
|Change, Existentialism, Buddhism, Music, Philosophy
|Structure / Binding
|Accordion book with case-style cover
|Medium / Materials
|Text and illustrations were produced using graphite and colored pencil, acrylics, photo copies and composition gold leaf
|Layers of recycled book pages and wallpaper
|Number of Pages
|27 pages plus cover
|5.5 x 8 x 1.75 inches. Extends out to 148.5 inches.
|Signed & Numbered
Change = Anything Can Happen Next! is a meditation upon the nature of change. Change is everywhere and always. It is the ceaseless motion of things continually being transforming into other things. Understanding that change will eventually result in the undoing of everything we know and love, people are naturally unwilling to embrace it. Change can be terrifying and our unwillingness to accept it inspires an existential dilemma that each of us must confront. This dilemma is viewed by some as the basis of all suffering. Change = Anything Can Happen Next! is an original, accordion style manuscript. This illustrated book features many examples of Change Notation, a method similar to Music Notation, which was invented by the author to diagram all types of change that a thing may be observed to undergo.
Artist BioIn 2005 Dr. Pliny opened the Pliny Institute of Super Vision. He grew up in Salem, Oregon and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his partner, Lucinda, and two Dachshunds. Dr. Pliny graduated with honors from The Cooper Union, NYC. At different times of his life Dr. Pliny has Dr. Bob Pliny has been making art his entire life. Most of the time the artwork produced by Dr. Bob Pliny features pen and ink and fine brush detail applied on layers of loosely applied acrylic paint. Gold leaf is sometimes used as well. The substrate is either paper or wood. Both surfaces are smooth enough to draw on that I'm able to use dip pens with India ink or liquid acrylic.