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Think of this as a Window

Justin Palermo's avatar Justin Palermo

I had just moved to Berlin, and my flat was empty besides the very basics: some paper, some pens and an old drill from the flea market. A week later I broke my leg and had to find something that could 1) consume my time and 2) didn’t require much movement. The result of this time is a large series of 'drill drawings': drawings made from a simple black, white or blue ballpoint pen placed in an electric drill. I drew patterns from envelopes, repeating marks, patterns from my head, anything to keep moving and keep active. Sometimes when I close my eyes I can still hear the drill's loud buzz.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Ballpoint Pen on Canvas
  • Width: 14
  • Year created: 2009
  • Height: 11