Origin Story

Diana Shpungin, Origin Story, 2022

hand-applied graphite pencil on wall, on pencil, and on cast plaster
5 x 7 x 2 inches

A plaster casting of the artists bandaged hand is coated by hand in graphite pencil. Additionally, coated in graphite pencil is a pencil itself, stabbed into the wall, with its pencil marks left visible, referring to the “five finger fillet” game of risk customarily performed using a knife.

photography: Etienne Frossard