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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Kiwi Shoe Polish Philosophy of Life


Here are the beginnings for a bookart piece. I use Kiwi polish as a protective finish on metal, wood, paper...

In the studio one day, talking on the phone with a friend, I found my gaze stuck fast to the Kiwi tin on my desk. I was staring at it in that other-mind kind of way. Suddenly the words "shining, nourishing and protecting" jumped to my attention. They perfectly suited the conversation and a full blown philosophy of life came clear to me in a clean, simple, polish tin sort of way.
Shine, Nourish, Protect - good words to live by.

1 comment:

Laura G said...

Bobi, Your work is truly inspired. It's as though your creative "self" kept creating while the mind was tied up with the phone conversation. Great discovery. (I love the smell of the polish - and brings back fond memories of my Dad ritually polishing his shoes.)