The Sky Below

bird painting



“The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or like a ladder, built to attain something. But afterward you must throw the ladder away, because you discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless…The only truths that are useful are instruments to be thrown away.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

November 2007

Acrylic and pastel with fabric and paper collage on paper.

The ladder collage is from a Holly Hobbie party tablecloth I got at Thrift Town. It was still in the package and had an old Gibson’s pricetag on it, a 5-10 store my mom used to take me to in the early 80’s. Imagine my surprise when I found out this is what Holly Hobbie looks like now! The background paper came from a set of wrapping papers featuring reproductions of 18th century floral patterns.


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