Dead Light and Electric Adaptor

I did this pencil drawing as part of a course. We were asked to bring elements for a still life. I wasn’t sure what to go for as we mostly had been drawing fruits and vegetables… I chose two light bulbs and a plug adaptor.

In French, a still life is nature morte which stands for dead nature, I thought the subject matters were suited to this idea. The objects in a still life are disconnected from their original purpose and being given a purely aesthetic function. Here, some symbols of “essentials” in our life…

pencil on paper ©2005

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