Working on a series of drawings that were an attempt to understand the China marker, I realized I should go to the master of the material. I took six sheets of paper to the thrift store (a place I stop in 10-15 times a week), where everything is priced in China marker. I asked the pricing employee to write my name, and birthday three times, once each in black, red and white, the three most available colors of China Markers. I then put the drawings in the sleeve that the Yupo paper is sold in, and asked her to price the object as if it were donated to the store.
China marker on Yupo, plastic sleeve.
Installation view at the Hunt Gallery, Webster University, 2014, for the exhibition Premier Etage