Earthworm crawling over a razor blade

Jenny G

Earthworm crawling over a razor blade
Beggar around a street corner, digital drawing inkjet print, 11" x 14", 2014

This body of work is comprised of digital drawings on paper. I began with the analog process of drawings and monotype printing. Parts of these studies were photographed and scanned, and then manipulated using a digital drawing process. 

This body of work began by researching droodles. A droodle is a drawing/riddle that dates back to the 16th century. Made up of a very simple line drawing, the question posed is always: “What is in the picture?” They are abstract and nonsensical until one reads the punch line title: Two grave diggers having a cigarette; A giraffe has swallowed a telephone; An earthworm crawling over a razor blade.  Once the title gives away the answer it is near impossible to see it any other way. The subjects of droodles are often hidden or occur just beyond the frame. Droodles are based on the pareidolia, an innate human tendency to impose a pattern on ambiguous shapes. 

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Gravediggers having a cigarette digital drawing inkjet print, 20" x 24", 2014
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Mariana Trench, digital drawing inkjet print, 22" x 28", 2014
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Droodles, digital drawing inkjet print, 21" x 33", 2014
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