Meditation on Brussels Sprouts by Deborah Kogan

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This book contains some of the first images I made with my first digital camera, as I prepared brussels sprouts for dinner. The ability of the digital camera to capture the intimacy and immediacy of daily life astounded me. I paired my images with brief meditations on the meanings of daily life from Taoist thought accompanied by calligraphic images of the traditional ideograms for the words belly, bowl, breath, play and return.

Artist Bio

Deborah Kogan is a book artist and photographer living in Santa Cruz County, California.  Many of her works revolve around images and ideas of daily life and domesticity.  Book arts offers her the opportunity to realize visual ideas in three dimensions, with attention to physical object, text, image, and meaning.