|Title||Mapping the Known World|
|Artist / Creator||Dr. Bob Pliny|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion|
|Medium / Materials||Acrylic inks and ballpoint pen|
|Paper Stock||120 lb drawing paper|
|Number of Pages||8 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.25 x 17.25 x .5 inches closed. Extends out to 83 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Over the course of my life, I've spent a fair amount of time chipping away at a personal philosophy. Of course, there's nothing extraordinary in this. Trying to make sense of the world seems to be a crucial part of the human experience; something that each of us accomplishes in our own way. My personal process for making sense of things includes writing and illustrating artist's books on various philosophical themes. In Mapping the Known World, I reflect on conditions that strongly influence how I think about, and therefore experience, my world. Mapping the Known World is whimsical in its use of bright color and naively rendered figures. This style of illustration and the concise, easy to understand text invite readers to approach my philosophically oriented themes with a light-hearted openness. In my experience, I've found that it is just such an attitude that best inspires personal growth.
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.