Bebina Bunny's Cabinet of Curiosities

Cynthia Korzekwa
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Bebina Bunny’s Cabinet of Curiosity is the story of Bebina who, while sunbathing on the island of Paros, finds a message in a bottle. It was written years before by the lovely Bijoux who’d been kidnapped by a pirate. Alone and a prisoner, Bijoux has only her surroundings to keep her company. She finds that observation is a form of dialogue because it permits one to interrelate with the world around them. Bijoux writes down her observations, puts them in little bottles and then throws them out the window in hopes they’ll be found and read. Because communicating with others protects us from loneliness.

Reading Bijoux’s message in a bottle revolutionizes Bebina’s life. Bijoux had taken her limited surroundings and turned them into a museum of sensation. Via attentive observation and curiosity, Bijoux had extended her reality. Bebina resolves to do the same by accumulating “curiosities”. These curiosities are not objects but ideas and information that Bebina collects, writes down and then puts into empty ouzo bottles. But, unlike Bijoux, Bebina does not throw her bottles away. Instead, she keeps them to create A Cabinet of Curiosities.

The source of these curiosities comes from the history of women, mythology, nature, the body, motion, vibrations, sleep, magnetism and much more. Zeus would not have approved being that, via Pandora’s curiosity, he intended to punish mankind. But, despite Zeus’ maledictions, curiosity is not a curse and often a cure. Because it provides options.

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About the author

Cynthia Korzekwa is an artist originally from Texas who now lives the winters in Rome and the summers on the island of Paros. Because of her environmental concerns, she began the blog “Art for Housewives”, now in its twelfth year, with the intent of encouraging women to make things as a form of meditation and of recycling. Aside from painting and drawing, Korzekwa is the designer behind Muy Marcottage, a collection of narrative clothing . For many years she taught art in the United States as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Rome and Florence. Korzekwa is also the author of “Excerpts From Diary Pages 1994-1995” (hand colored computer drawings with text relevant to the female psyche) and “Arte per Massaie” (an illustrated essay that offers ideas as to how household trash can be recuperated to make beautiful and useful objects). This author and artist is currently preparing another illustrated publication based on huipiles, the Mayan blouse that was so popular with Frida Kahlo.
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Publisher
Cynthia Korzekwa
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Published on
Nov 2, 2015
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Pages
103
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ISBN
9781783017621
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Contemporary Women
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
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This content is DRM protected.
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