Paul Plante – Weedy Sea Dragon

Weedy Sea Dragon I just rediscovered the work of Father Paul Plante on a website for a New York City gallery called Mixed Greens. I am excited to see his new work and that he is doing well. I love his philosophy as well as his art. I think I once read that he makes one of these small works every evening as a kind of meditiation. His is the first art that I ever collected and could afford. I have his Weedy Seadragon and one other pastel of a bird’s eye which I purchased at the Nielsen Gallery in Boston. These two little pastels are still my favorites. They are both hanging in the main room of our seaside cottage.

A small complaint or “what a little glue could do”.

Bookbinding tape is ridiculously expensive. I know it’s archival but it is just tape. I am tempted to improvise with some wood glue and a roll of black ribbon. The good news is that I have my hands on an entire lot of early readers, spellers, and primers from the turn of the century that were really dirt cheap. It seems like there is an abundance of them in Pennsylvania. One of these days, I’ll have to go there with a truck.