Thursday, April 5, 2012
When I look at Bookmobile I marvel at how it came about. I did it while teaching a workshop at Anderson Ranch in 2008 and everything in it I did as a demo or as an experiment to try something new. I didn't agonize over it, or fret, or avoid getting going, I just did it, with a circle of students watching as I demonstrated different things. I love looking at it now, almost four years later, with the figure made of bones and writing on the arms that says "Mine to Take" on one arm and "Bittersweet pills" (not planned) on the other. The truck itself is made from an old fifties illustration of books-perfect for a bookmobile. I wonder to myself, "Did some other person do this little painting? Someone who knew exactly what she was doing, and without much fuss, just did it?" Whoever she is, I sure wish she would show up and give me a hand.