Saturday, November 25, 2006

found drawings

two humble drawings from a found diary written in paris around the time of WWI, by an american young man who seems to have been college aged and also in the military but saw no combat... the object and its contents are somewhat unremarkable, but i really like these two drawings that fall somewhere between notation and aesthetics. their awkwardness makes them feel undeniably honest and human.

the first is a column of unknown origin. the second has the inscription "and further to right tablet bearing epitaph of pascal". the epitaph is in the st-etienne-du-mont church in paris, so i'm guessing around 1914 this was the landscape outside of the place... it kind of looks like a flower in a corral, but that's another story...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Marty Weil said...

I'm glad you featured this ephemera. Old paper is often under-appreciated. I feature similar ephemera on my blog at www.ephemera.typepad.com

I enjoy your blog and thought this was a very cool post. Thanks for featuring it.

6:26 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

thanks for stopping by! i checked out your own blog. nice stuff...

7:16 AM  

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