|The Many Modes Of Apprehension
|Artist / Creator
|Dr. Bob Pliny
|Place of Publication
|Acrylic ink, gold leaf
|Structure / Binding
|Altered book, rebound with new accordion
|110 lb. drawing paper
|Number of Pages
|13.25 x 20.5 x 0.75 inches. Accordion extends out to 172 inches.
|Box / Wrapper
|Presented in a matching, altered slipcase
|Signed & Numbered
|Singed by the artist
How do we experience the world? How do we recognize what things are? How do we understand what they are about? These are the kinds of questions that my latest book, The Many Modes of Apprehension, considers. In this book I describe sensory and cognitive processes that the human body uses to interpret stimuli and produce consciousness. The books that I make explore a variety of philosophical themes. Like my previous efforts, the text of The Many Modes of Apprehension is written in a style that some readers might mistake for poetry. I describe this writing style as 'the language of Wonder and Delight', and believe it is essential to any serious expression of philosophical thought. The Many Modes of Apprehension features a number of illustrations, which appear within a music-like score that runs the length of this 172" accordion book. The score is actually an example of Change Notation, a system of graphic elements I have developed to aid my contemplation into the nature of existence.
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.