|Title||Meditation on Brussels Sprouts|
|Artist / Creator||Deborah Kogan|
|Place of Publication||Soquel, CA|
|Author of Text||Exerpted and adapted by Deborah Kogan from Everyday Tao, by Deng Ming-Dao with ideograms drawn by Edward E. Thi (HarperSanFrancisco 1996)|
|Number of Images||5|
|Image Process||Pigment inkjet prints|
|Structure / Binding||Traditional Japanese scroll with box|
|Medium / Materials||Polymer clay handles, handmade box|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Size rolled up: 2 x 2 x 11.25 inches; When fully extended: 11 x 60 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
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 BioDeborah 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.