I consider myself a painter and use sketches to develop ideas for paintings. Yet sometimes the sketches are all I have.
These three sketches were done on cardboard, repurposed from box meal boxes. We received a lot of these kinds of meals in February during a three-week stretch during the massive winter storm that caused massive power outages. We had to use portable toilets and we had no running water.
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