Big Sur, Land of the Sun and the Moon

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Big Sur, Land of the Sun and the Moon

26.00

A large-sized (11x14) coloring book, lovingly created by local artist Bob Muson, features animals from near and far. This coloring book is great for artists of an age, and comes with 29 images to color. "I first published 'Big Sur, Land of the Sun and the Moon' in 1961 as a silk-screened limited edition of 110 copies that were 16 inches wide by 21 inches tall. I printed this edition by hand in a large, one-room redwood cabin tucked away under a tall grove of redwood trees in Partington Canyon, 40 miles south of Monterey, California, on the Big Sur coast. One day, my daughter asked me to buy her a coloring book. Given that I was a professional artist, I decided I would draw images for her to color that were alive in her everyday experience: images of our lifestyle and the creatures living around us, frogs, deer, wild boar, owls, fish, etc. She was delighted! Soon her friends started asking for drawings to color. I promised I�d deliver a drawing to each of them weekly. So, once a week I drove up and down the coast slipping drawings into their mailboxes. Finally, unable to keep up with their requests for drawings, I announced to the children that I would make an official Big Sur coloring book, and that would be that! The images of people in the book are depictions of actual people who lived in Big Sur at that time. I included images of elephants, hippopotamuses and dragons at the children's request. After all, what would a book for children be without them! It was the early sixties, a unique moment in time, a time like no other. This book is an icon from that time." -Bob Muson

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