Black Page 5

Description of work:

I found these [ ] pencils for sale at the The Globe Theatre's online shop -- inscribed like the marble tombstone of Sterne's Yorick -- which come complete with a pewter skull atop their wooden shaft instead of the usual eraser. My black page drawing used one such red pencil in its entirety. All the shavings and chipped lead, the remains, are gathered in a transparent 15ml urn. The drawing was complete when the pencil couldn't be sharpened anymore. The skull, and the remaining stump of wood that it is impaled upon, form the lid of the urn. Although bruised the rag paper just survived the scratching.