Artwork > Drawing

2007-ongoing

A found novel describing a girl named Nancy what the 100 best animals are, which are what would be expected in such a list, large mammals, those with faces, those that are useful to humans, is altered through the removal of the 100 illustrations. They are replaced with 100 drawings of what I consider to be the best animals.

These are organized according to a table of contents based upon Jorges Luis Borges' Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, a seemingly nonsensical taxonomy that inspired Michel Foucault's The Order of Things.

This work is ongoing.

The Hundred Best Animals, detail
The Hundred Best Animals, detail

Found book, 100 paintings, table of contents
6 x 12 x 3 inches