|Title||On Wisdom Road|
|Subtitle||Twenty Stages in the Development of Consciousness|
|Artist / Creator||Dr. Bob Pliny|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Structure / Binding||Hardcover with accordion binding|
|Medium / Materials||Pigment and acrylic inks, gold leaf|
|Paper Stock||110 lb. drawing paper|
|Number of Pages||57 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11 x 15.75 x 1.5 inches closed. Extends out to 627 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Created specially for 23 Sandy's 2016 Wanderlust exhibition, On Wisdom Road follows the progress of a traveler as he passes through 20 stages of development on his way to perfect wisdom. This is a book that combines ideas from human developmental theory with those of Buddhist philosophy to outline the evolution of consciousness. On Wisdom Road reflects the sentiment that the development of consciousness is a fundamental condition of being human; a process that is experienced differently by each of us. Each page of this oversized, illuminated book offers brightly colored illustrations and hand-lettered text. On Wisdom Road also features Change Notation, the visual system I have developed for contemplating life experiences. A description of the symbols used in Change Notation is included at the end of this book.
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.