Cuttin', Pastin' and...

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

My dad and I shared a love of words… especially flowery, elaborate words. Though his vocabulary was far, far greater than mine, he always appreciated the bits of stuff I came up with and I always endeavored to understand the things he wrote.

It was quite by chance that I decided to incorporate my father’s words into my latest works of art. Paper, canvas and glue are the media of choice for me at the moment, and as I began to work with these materials, the pieces begged for words.

My dad wrote - a lot - and upon his death, left behind, oodles and oodles of words. I kind of like the idea of keeping his memory alive by, in a sense, illustrating some of his sentences. I plan on (at some point) using my own words in this new series I am working on – but for now, his just seem to fit.




Galileo Galilei pursued an interest he had developed in natural motion and the behavior of bodies of water.
Words by Henry Mulder, 1939-2009 | Art by andreams (Andrea Mulder-Slater)





On the other hand, Johannes Kepler did conclude that tides were somehow caused by the action of the moon.
Words by Henry Mulder, 1939-2009 | Art by andreams (Andrea Mulder-Slater)







I have a great deal of admiration for the patience and fortitude of people working the soil.
Words by Henry Mulder, 1939-2009 | Art by andreams (Andrea Mulder-Slater)






I like the rain. I've always thought it to be quite cozy.
Words by Henry Mulder, 1939-2009 | Art by andreams (Andrea Mulder-Slater)





Where did early man get the courage to climb into a hollowed-out vessel and trust that it would float on water?
Words by Henry Mulder, 1939-2009 | Art by andreams (Andrea Mulder-Slater)







As we see the Sun traveling across the sky from sunrise to sunset, we automatically apply our theory about the Universe...
Words by Henry Mulder, 1939-2009 | Art by andreams (Andrea Mulder-Slater)

1 comment

  1. There's something about devotion that perhaps we, as a society, do not value as much as we should. As I said yesterday, I like these pieces. I didn't mention that I also appreciate the devotion. (I mean devotion, not only to Hank, but also to something beyond that, toward which I think Hank was always heading...) Best! -G.

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