Coffee Drawings

drawings, performance

The weekly meetings at the high school I worked at were often long and dreadful: I began drawing coffee on our meeting paperwork to stay awake and alert. The meetings improved over the years: I actually enjoyed and even led them. It’s easy to chart which ones were done during excessively tedious sessions, though.

I eventually made slides of the drawings, and employed them in art history “lectures”, addressing our school’s history and melodramas, the inherent oppression of the “staff meeting” model, and drawing as an act of resistance and dissent.

150+ Coffee Drawings still live in a big binder that still gets passed around to former colleagues and students.