PD Packard, “The Human Condition”
Artist: PD Packard (Brooklyn, NY)
Title: the HUMAN CONDITION (2012)
Medium/technique(s): Drypoint, collagraph, embossing, chine colle, oil on kozo and BFK
Edition size: Unique work
Number of pages: 8
Dimensions, open: 24″h x 24″w x 8 feet – up to 15 feet
Dimensions, closed: 24″ x 24″ x 3″
A storyteller through my prints, watercolors and hand-bound books, I have become driven to express the principles of unconditional love – not conditional romance. The elaborately hand-bound accordion book of prints, the HUMAN CONDITION, advises not to war with the human condition but to stand face to face with love.
The principles for the inside text and prints for the book, the HUMAN CONDITION: The Lotus Eater illustrates that although there may be a state of indifference in ones thought, do not distance yourself from love. The Blue Avatar suggests that if one could dust out their heart and love, there would be a change of consciousness. Freeman! conveys that one may feel trapped by the human condition, but do not accept failure before giving success an opportunity.
My prints, watercolors and hand-bound books illustrate, in abstract concepts, what I believe is important about unconditional love that creates this place I call “nest”, a refuge that can be found no matter where you are physically or mentally.