We live in this wonderful age where it’s easier than ever to connect—to pursue our passions, pay homage to our idols, find others who share in our interests—all in one instantly-gratifying heartbeat. As neighbors, we wake up to a similar view, explore the same streets, and wonder the same things about the city we live in. I can’t express enough (when mindlessly consuming and regurgitating someone else’s content is far too easy) how important it is to also work on developing your voice…to cultivate your own version of the view we share.
Combing Columbus by Mary Jo Bole is a beautifully illustrated example of the artful voice. This book—which is available at the Wexner Center book store and is described as, “a bicentennial project (and part of the city’s Finding Time public art series) that offers Bole’s idiosyncratic vision of the city she calls home”—is a fun, scattered, adventurous little read and an engaging work of art.
Hear Mary Jo speak about this book and her other work (see: Toilet Worship) at The Wexner Center for the Arts today, Wed, April 17 at 4pm.