Inktober 10/5: Three Sketches

[Cross-posted from my post on our Praxis page.]

Wanted to put up a few time sketches for our own version of Inktober. I’m aiming for every other day or so, so here’s three.

All three have to do with time and consumption.10.5.movietimeI love going to the movies, and usually opt for the biggest popcorn possible (bucket) but wonder how differently and quickly the ‘time of eating’ passes depending on how big your eating vessel is (I’m sure plenty of others have written about this – just Googling around quickly I found an entire website dedicated to using smaller plates).


The second one is another thing some people do to pass time together – having a drink at a bar or restaurant, which can go slow or fast. Here I tried to draw the rings that beer leaves behind as a marker of how much time passed where for the beer in this particular glass. Beer time! Reminds me of Slughorn’s Hourglass in Harry Potter, which goes faster or slower depending on the quality of conversation.


Last is a cigarette – read a poem for orals by Sherman Alexie with James Dean in it (called “Tourists”), got me thinking of the images of Dean with a cigarette in his red jacket (no color in that photo, but pretty sure that’s the jacket) and got thinking of how so many people frame “breaks” from their day, little slices of time, around something like cigarette “breaks.” As though they were carrying a pack of minutes in their pocket.

Ethan Reed is a 2015-2016 Praxis Fellow as well as a Ph.D candidate in English Literature at the University of Virginia, working with 20th and 21st century texts. He is also interested in exploring the links between materiality, textuality, and physical computing in and out of the Makerspace in the Scholars' Lab.

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