"I love the format. The essays are wonderful! The drawings are exquisitely displayed. I can’t wait to go through it again and again."
Fifty-five drawings, whimsically titled, along with fifteen untitled images, form the heart of this 5" x 7" book of lighthearted works by Harold Zisla (1925-2016). Four conversational essays, including one detailing the surprising discovery of the 6" x 4" drawings after his death, provide context.
"Four voices, distinct and different from each other, having different starting points and purposes, hovering over the same man and work, and gradually bringing it all into a layered, cohesive whole. Without being redundant, each section circles back to the same qualities in Harold--playfulness, compassion, sarcasm, insight, passion, humanity--bringing into focus, from these different angles, a 'portrait' with recognizable features."
The 174-page volume also includes several of Zisla's insights into the value of art, a compelling pen and ink self-portrait, and a short biography.
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