WORK: superabsorbent

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“He is lying on his stomach again for the second time this evening. To the left of his head is a glob of saliva half-absorbed into the carpet. It fell there from his mouth while his efforts were absorbed in defying the gravity tugging at his entire body – under the circumstances, oral spillage was a necessary concession. Once he stops feeling so weak in the arms, he will get up, find his shit sponge, and clean up the little, watery mess on the floor.”

2011. Ink on paper. 3.5 x 3.75 in.

This image-text pairing originally appeared on VerySmallKitchen as part of a 3-month online residency.

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“Nathaniel recalls his grandfather’s tales of toilet paper use; of how at times one could wipe and wipe and wipe after defecating with no indication of a progression toward cleanliness. Of course nowadays toilet paper has been replaced by superabsorbent synthetic sponges, which leave no trace of solid matter, nor liquid, nor even bacteria, upon their surfaces after wiping.”

2011. Ink on paper. 7 x 7 in.

This image-text pairing originally appeared on VerySmallKitchen as part of a 3-month online residency.

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“The extreme absorbency of these sponges guarantees that they are perpetually sterile. For this reason, it is common practice to both wipe up household messes and clean one’s genital and anal territories using the same sponge.”

2011. Ink on paper. 7.5 x 7 in.

This image-text pairing originally appeared on VerySmallKitchen as part of a 3-month online residency.

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VerySmallKitchen Residency: Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion (4)

Image-text pairings from a new narrative thread of my Excerpts series – entitled Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion – debuted over on VerySmallKitchen as part of a three month residency from August through October.

In the final installment of image-text pairings, Nathanial briefly glimpses what could well be a perpetual motion. This hint at the infinite occurs during the humiliating and perceptually almost-immeasurable duration of time that marks his arrival at the limits of his own technical and physical prowess. See the drawings and read their titles here.

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VerySmallKitchen Residency: Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion (3)

I am currently doing a three month residency on VerySmallKitchen. Image-text pairings from a new narrative thread of my Excerpts series – entitled Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion – will be debuting over on VerySmallKitchen until the end of October.

In the third set of image-text pairings, Nathaniel reflects upon the conveniences and dangers of superabsorbent sanitary sponges. See the drawings and read their titles here.

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