Friday, January 28, 2005

Sketchbooks

Found this link to a French artist who has scanned in all his (her?) sketchbooks from 2001 online. The artist's statement, roughly tranlsated from the French:

"Since the beginning of 2001, I draw in small notebooks 11 cm X 15 cm
(approximately), always with a ball point pen, always on same paper, always in
black. I contrained myself never to tear a page off, what is done... is done. I
put the date at the beginning and the end of each notebook. Each day (or almost)
I spend one hour or two drawing in these notebooks. At this day, I made
approximately 450 pages distributed in 12 notebooks
."
[translation courtesy of Boing Boing]


Without being able to understand the French, I can only marvel at the almost obsessive nature required to generate this output.

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