"This piece makes me think and it makes me smile.
The words make me think, and the frog makes me smile."That is what a customer said to me when he first saw this piece.
I have to grin, because that is the same effect it has on me.
Tissue papers and vintage maps are over-layered with sewing pattern tissues to cover the wooden game board that is the substrate that holds the words to this piece. Mahogany chop sticks frame the quote. A 'shelf sitter' hand carved wooden frog sits on a vintage child's wooden block finish the piece.
"Come to the edge he said.
They said, we are afraid.
Come to the edge he said.
He pushed them, and they flew."I absolutely love this quote, which is widely attributed to Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), a French poet/writer. I have made other pieces using this same quote, and I am pleased that other people really like it too. I got a call today from the Sebastopol Gallery telling me the piece was sold.