Index: Jaime Zollars

Under the Sea


So, I imagine a gizmo consisting of a sheet of heavy paper underneath four pens – red, blue, yellow, and black – held in a lattice of yarns and pulleys that lead to a net of exquisitely sensitive rubber pads. The rubber pads line the inside of a wide brimmed cloth hat. The hat is on my daughter’s head, she is on her bed, holding her stuffed manta ray and riffing on her general enthusiasm for fish, mermaids, aquatic dinosaurs, etc… the pulses of her noggin are picked up by the rubber pads and transmitted down the yarn, tugging and pulling the pens across the paper and rendering a scene that looks exactly like this print by Baltimore illustrator Jaime Zollars.