Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
“If you’d never been born, well what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a door knob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes!
Or worse than all that… why, you might be a
A Wasn’t has no fun at all. No, he doesn’t.
A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present.
But you… you ARE YOU! And now, isn’t that pleasant!”
— Dr. Seuss, from Happy Birthday To You!
Remember when you were a kid and it was fun to read and look at the silly pictures of the Cat in the Hat, Red Fish Blue Fish, and the sneetches! It was all thanks to a man by the name of Theordor Gesisel. Theodor was born in 1904 and gave us a lot of fun and entertaining books to read, he has been the reason that many people enjoy reading. Theodore had a crazy imagination, a big kid at heart and clearly had a fun caring spirit. The messages in his books were everything from realizing that you have potential and to care for the world, your environment and those around you.
Early february, when I was in Sydney, Australia I was lucky enough to stumble upon a flyer that was promoting a Dr. Seuss art exhibit at Trevor Victor Harvey Art Gallery. As soon as I saw that, I was set to go! I am so happy that I did, as I was able to renew that interest and love for some of the work of Dr. Seuss. During my visit to the gallery, I learned a ton of things about Theodore Geisel and the man they called Dr. Seuss. He made a lot of strange, wacky art and some insanely cool “Unorthodox Taxidermy” with his incredible imagination!
In any case, I definitely got caught in the moment and purchased a little more artwork than my budget allowed. Although, I know it is something that I am going to treasure in the future and something really fun that I will be able to share with my children, grandchildren, etc. I really wanted to walk away in my way of being cheap, but I loved them so much and couldn’t do it! I took home these limited edition prints which come with a certificate of authenticity from the Dr. Seuss Estate.
The three pieces of illustration art that I picked up where:
1. “I like to eat cake in a tub”
2. “Sylvester McMonkey McBean” (Sneetch Machine)
3. “oh, the places you’ll go”
Theres still a few more pieces that I would really like, including a couple from his secret art collection and from his archived collection
1. “Wisdom of the Orient cat”
2. “Cat behind the hat”
Just a quick note, try to google and find the story of the cat behind the hat, it is very interesting, fun and ver witty! Dr. Seuss was absolutely a fantastic and wonderful person. I hope that he will not be forgotten!
Theodor Geisel – I SALUTE YOU!