series: “nose drawings” (details)

Series: “Nose drawings”. Pencil and typewriter film carbon on paper. There are two sizes of drawings: 14 x 11″ and 12 x 9″. Each of the twelve drawings is framed differently.

The drawings are hung salon-style. The text, partially covering a pencil drawing of a nose, is produced by writing with a fine dental instrument over typewriter film ribbon pressed against the paper. An imprint of the text is left on the paper randomly covering writing with writing.

Text and sources:

The texts were transcribed from various diaries written by Jews in different locations all over Europe between 1939 and 1944. The diarists all survived the war. Each drawing contains one day of a diary.