|Title||My Life as a Scientist Explorer|
|Artist / Creator||Dr. Bob Pliny|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion with hardcover|
|Medium / Materials||Collage, acrylic inks, 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|
The older I get, the more amazed I am by the rich complexity of being. Each moment carries with it the potential for surprising possibilities and new adventures. It seems to me that we're a lot like the Scientist Explorers of previous centuries. Rather then advanced scientific equipment, those individuals relied on their own skills and abilities to find their way and record their discoveries. Similarly, we seem compelled to deepen our understanding by relying on skills and abilities that get us through this dangerous world. My Life as a Scientist Explorer reflects this sentiment, while also suggesting that all of our exploration takes place within the ever changing territory of the present moment. Bright color and playful imagery accompany the book's hand-lettered text. This accordion book also features a map-like example of Change Notation, the system I have developed for diagramming moments of experience.
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.