[left to right] Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, John Coltrane on soprano saxophone, Reggie Workman on double bass, and Art Davis on double bass performing at The Village Gate, New York, NY 1961 (photo by Herb Snitzer)
Heike Allerton-Davies (b. 1976, Eastern Cape Town, South Africa) - 1: Fragility, 2012 Ink, Acrylics on Paper 2: There But For The Grace Of God Go I, 2013 Ink, Acrylics on Paper 3: Untitled 6, 2014 Ink, Acrylics on Paper 4: Grace, 2014 Ink, Acrylics, Gold Leaf on Paper
The Department of Phenomenal Pencil Art has found its spiritual headquarters in Pencil Vania, a three-story, 980-square-foot stairwell inside Jaina A. Davis’ house in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. Every surface of this stairwell is covered in pencils of all sorts, creating a marvelous mosaic that smells like the first day of school. It’s the work of mosaic artist Jason Mecier (previously featured here) who spent five years (1997 to 2002) on the project using a grand total of 185, 252 pencils.