Earlier this year I entered an exhibition called, The Sketch Book Project sponsored by The Brooklyn Art Library of New York.
I have been working on a new book, soon to be released, called I Ching Prescriptions. So I decided to make a small black and white version of the book for my submission to the project. The exhibition is now open to the public. To my dismay at the thought of anyone ever seeing my work I found out that 28,839 artists from 94 countries contributed to the project. The exhibition began in Brooklyn and will travel to Austin, Texas, San Francisco, Californina, Portland, Maine, Atlanta Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Washington, DC and Winter Park, Florida.
After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view. Participants in the exhibition can choose to receive an email if anyone checks out their book telling you that some one actually looked at your book. How cool is that? But when I saw the numbers of books entered I gave up hope that anyone would find mine. However, to my delight I did get such a notice.
There is also a page about the show In the in the Feb 27, 2011 issue of New York Magazine.
Meanwhile, the larger, color version of I Ching Prescriptions will be published soon. Stay tuned.