About this piece:
One day I realized that most of the aphorisms I’d been hearing most of my life, I hadn’t really been listening to. Often what I thought they meant, actually had nothing to do with what I was hearing. But that’s kind of how aphorisms are. I decided to explore subtly changing the wording to suggest the meanings I expected a particular aphorism to have. Layering one aphorism over another to expand upon the traditional meanings. I chose a flower book to symbolize the tree of knowledge. A flowering tree whose undeveloped knowledge is matured through the process of flowering, fruiting and seed. The hard kernel of truth is the result.
paper, wax, ink, marker
About the artist:
Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.
Rebecca Bradshaw is a printmaker who moonlights as facilities manager during the day. She enjoys exploring technique including illustration, photography and printmaking with little dabbles into encaustic, watercolor and glass. Rebecca’s current passion is letterpress and cyanotype. Rebecca fills her days with sunlight, laughter and expressions of artist endeavor. She has illustrated for a number of newsletters and articles but Rebecca’s latest love is the letterpress. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.