Things I Do Not Understand
things i do not understand is a set of small surreal drawings, still in progress. the series includes over 40 graphite drawings whose concepts are all inspired by a short piece of ancient hebrew text by an author named agur, a name roughly translated to mean “the compiler.”
this piece of writing is included in the collection of proverbs in the modern-day bible (both catholic and protestant), and many translations of it are readily available under the label “proverbs 30.”
i started creating this series in january of 2015. each piece of paper is seven inches tall, and i use a hard (and very well-sharpened) pencil for each drawing. i’ve combed systematically through the text, letting each unique concept stimulate its own drawing.
this series is a work in progress, and will end up containing about 48 unique drawings.