Dyslexic Dream

date created: 2008.0709
size: 6x6 in.
medium: Mixed Media on Claybord

A carpenter told me that if he is not paying close attention when writing down numbers, he will record them in any ol' jumbled fashion, out of numerical sequence. When he gives driving directions, he points to the right and says, "Turn left," or points to the left and says, "Make a right!" The same person is color-blind and sees colors differently from the majority of the population. I sometimes wonder in amazement that the world must seem so scrambled and dis-colored for the dyslexic and color-blind, but in fact, it's entirely possible that most of us who are relieved to be "normal" and "blessed" in these departments are unfortunately handicapped and missing out on a good deal of fun.

Chuang Tzu, the Taoist philosopher, recorded a story of how he once dreamed he was a butterfly. When he awoke, he did not know if he had been Chuang Tzu dreaming he was a butterfly, or if he had been a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Tzu. He is probably not the only one to ever have experienced life's ambiguous nature... Artwork is made of acrylic polymer medium, marble powder, powdered pigment, recycled cardboard alphabet letters, oil pastel, metallic marker, gold metal leaf, and copper leaf with black patina on acid-free, archival, 6x6 in. flat hardboard panel.
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