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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 188 UNEXPECTED ART FORMS

Rebirth of the Synthetic

RETURNING WAX PAPER TO ITS NATURAL STATE

 

According to a Hasidic Jewish folktale, the mystic rabbi Zusya taught his followers that, in the afterlife, he would not be asked, “Why were you not Moses?” but rather, “Why were you not Zusya?”23 The rabbi invites all who hear his preaching to seek and fully embody their true, unique essence.

 

A material as processed as wax paper has undergone countless transformations and disintegrations since the days when it was part of a tree in the forest. Has such a material lost its essence, its natural state? And is it possible to return it to the ...

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