|Songs of Wonder and Delight
|Artist / Creator
|Dr. Bob Pliny
|Place of Publication
|Structure / Binding
|Accordion with 6 pop-up flaps and case-style cover
|Medium / Materials
|Pencil, colored pencil, acrylics
|Repurposed Wallpaper Pages
|Number of Pages
|8.75 x 6 x .8 inches. Accordion extends out to 122.50 inches.
|Signed & Numbered
Songs of Wonder and Delight begins with a short poem, which is followed by 13 hand-painted pages. Many pages include panels, which can be opened up to intensify the sense of wonder and delight that this book is meant to inspire. Illustrations of flowers and animals appear with corresponding examples of Change Notation, a method I have devised for deepening our understanding of change. Though it can look a lot like musical notation, Change Notation is not limited to describing sound patterns. It may be used to describe any type of experience a person can have. This unique book was produced using graphite pencil, colored pencils and acrylics on repurposed wallpaper and book materials. The book's hard cover, accordion style of binding allows for multiple pages to be displayed at one time.
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.