‘We Go to the Gallery’ is the first in a series of Dung Beetle Learning books designed to make scary subjects approachable for the under 5s. Printed in bold colours and written in a clear and cheerful tone, each book will drag families into the darker recesses of the collective unconscious, for their broader cultural benefit.
For just as the humble dung beetle gathers faeces from the forest floor in which to lay its eggs, the child also lays its ‘eggs of knowledge’ in the turd of its own mind.
The Japanese art of Hitofude Ryuu (‘dragon with one stroke’) where the head of a dragon is created with various calligraphic flourishes and then its entire body is rendered with an oversized sumi brush in one masterful stroke, as demonstrated by masters of the art at Kousyuuya studio in Nikko, Japan.
Unnecessary tagging on The Linesman, City Quay, Dublin today.
“The bronze piece by Irish Artist Dony MacManus commemorates the tradition of docking in the area and was the winning entry in a public art competition organised by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority in 2000….”