Sunday, July 17, 2011

Direct from State Lunatic Asylum No. Three...

The Electric Pencil Drawings were rescued from a Missouri trash heap in 1970, but date back to the early 1900s. 142 drawings, bound in a hand-made book, have found their way into contemporary folk art culture, and give a glimpse into a sustained impulse to recollect, record, and imagine.

The identity of the Electric Pencil has yet to be discovered.

Thank you, Ellen Zev Siebers, for the link!

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