So excited to see Julie Paschkis has a new book coming out. I love her art — her combination of text and images is brilliant:
Hark! A new book!
The Wordy Book, published by Enchanted Lion is coming soon.
The Wordy Book, as you might have guessed, is bursting, babbling, mumbling and billowing with words, beginning with the endpapers.
The book is a collection of paintings that I made over many years. Each painting is paired with an open ended question.
A word can be savored for its sound and shape as well as for its meaning.
When you hear a word the meaning usually arrives first; sometimes the meaning obliterates the other qualities.
In paintings those other qualities have time to surface; meaning can be fluid. The words bump into each other and they bump into the images in the painting. They ask questions as well as giving answers.
Some of the paintings were created years ago, and they inspired new questions. The Sea of Words was used by the King County…
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