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Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.
artists' books; Baker & Whitehill
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Experimental and Foundation Studies
Faculty / Course
Martie Holmer, EFS Design Studio
Materials + Techniques
Air-dry clay, Rockite, mixed media
The frog in the well is a fable about short-sightedness and ignorance from lack of understanding. Within the depth of the well, the frog cannot see the true blue color of the sky. With each rock placed in the well, the frog will come closer to seeing the endless blue sky. The four series of poems within the stones are arranged based on the twenty-four Chinese solar terms (twenty-four seasons) as the frog's knowledge of the world grows with each season's passing.
Xu, Arete; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "To See Blue Skies" (2022). 9th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2023. 54.