Volume 93 Pencil SetBlackwing
A tribute to Corita Kent, an educator, artist and social justice advocate, who believed that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection and change. While chair of the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, Corita asked her students to engage in “slow looking” exercises. Using a paper viewfinder tool that simulated the experience of using a camera, her students were able to select, isolate, and examine the details of the world around them. This resulted in piles of drawings that taught the students how to slow down and see the world with a fresh perspective. This message of being present and curious permeated through every chapter of Corita’s life and work. Volume 93 is a tribute to Corita and her message to slow down and find gratitude in the everyday. Each pencil features one of the six colourful brushstrokes that make up Corita’s iconic rainbow swash. Commissioned in 1971, the rainbow swash adorns a 140-foot-tall natural gas storage tank along Interstate 93 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Set of 12 / Soft graphite core / Californian cedar body / 6 rainbow-hued brushstroke designs, 2 of each colour / Iconic square ferrule / White eraser / Packaged in a box / Limited edition / Made in Japan