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July 21, 2011

Sharpener Jar


Have I mentioned how enchanted I am by the work of Craighton Berman?

I have?


Here's another of his inventions: "Sharpener Jar allows the modern artist to quantify their creative output."


A different way of calculating, to be sure, but one perhaps closer to the artist's heart than others depending on the perceptions of those who view what is commonly called "product."

Wrote Berman, "Akin to a scientific lab test, pencil shavings are treated as measurable creative data that can be sealed & archived for future reference. Sharpener Jar is enabled by a custom-milled brass pencil sharpener with a screw top that allows it to be universally fastened to jars of any size or brand."

Originally created for USE ME, an exhibition curated by the American Design Club during ICFF 2011.

Above, installation views at USE ME.

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Fantasic! I wonder if there is any other way if getting a sharpened in there...?

Posted by: Paula | Jul 23, 2011 1:32:32 AM

How nice. Now I know how to get rid of those Parmesan & Chile pencils.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 21, 2011 10:26:14 AM

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