Yesterday, I was at the Smith College Museum of Art, a lovely collection in a building of shocking hideosity, and they had a newish painting that caught my eye — it used a palimpsest technique that a friend of mine once used to good effect. One of the layers was a sketch of the Vitruvian man, a pretty obvious one, I thought, but it being a teaching museum, there was a placard right next to the painting, explaining who the Vitruvian man was. And that reminded me of something Mélisande* said a couple years back, about the feet being a heptagon’s edge apart.
So, I figured, why not? Make a palimpsest version of the Box of Seven Joys — you print it out, duplex. On my printer, that means I go and flip the paper around and run it through again. Your mileage may vary.
Missus oschene sees this and says, “That looks just like your physical therapy exercises on the refrigerator.” She’s right, it does, except that the physical therapy guy is wearing boxers and has a less rugged visage.