THE BOOK No. 3, 14" X 17", MIXED MEDIA

date 08/08/08

he sits at an outdoor cafe in the ghetto section of the city, looking up from the book he sees in the distance the castle prague and he dreams...

l'oeil comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l'infini — redon

“his( magritte's ) first memory was the sight of men in helmets; soldiers who had arrived to take away the enormous gas-bag of an observation balloon that had come to grief on the roof of his parents' house”. - the history of surrealist painting by marcel jean

alchemy 1; a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold ; the discovery of a universal cure for disease,and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life 2; a power or process of transforming something common into something special 3; an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting . — webster's dictionary