Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wavy Toilet Paper

Every so often you find familiar household objects morphing into gargoyle-like forms, most likely in the dark hours of winter solstice nights. A pile of papers takes on a sinister slither. A neglected water glass has specks of doom on its clear flank. Ghostly vermin that are not there crawl in kitchen shadows. And there is no intoxicant involved, simply one's mind getting messed up at the darkest time of year. 

This time it was the toilet paper, which for reasons unknown, probably involving moisture, took on a wavy texture as it unrolled to the center endpoint (and toilet paper is, like a labyrinth, a spiral with its end point in the center). Pull on it more and the labyrinth disappears, along with any enlightenment it might have brought you.

Pitt technical pen on sketchbook page, toned with Photoshop, December 23, 2014.

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