Tuesday, November 10, 2009

3- for - Tuesday: Candy Jernigan

I discovered the work of Candy Jernigan a few years ago when I came across Evidence, the book about her work. This was the first time I'd seen someone else that obsessively collected things as a way of documenting her life. Not only that, but the finished pieces are interesting, thought provoking, and visually stimulating. All of a sudden, my collection of seemingly useless detritus seemed more legitimate.





I love so many of Jernigan's pieces, it was hard to pick just three. For more detail, click on the images.




Candy Jernigan
The New York Collections: Blood of a Vagrant, 4.13.86
(left side)




Candy Jernigan
The New York Collections: Blood of a Vagrant, 4.13.86
(right side)



 

Candy Jernigan
Homage fo Freud: Two things tthat are pretty much the same thing, 1985







Candy Jernigan
New York City: 24 Cheez Doodles, 3.10.86





All images from: Dolphin, Laurie, ed. Evidence: The Art of Candy Jernigan. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999.

1 comment:

Alicia Istanbul said...

I've never seen anything like that before. I wonder what the spiders think...