The Art of Candy Jernigan. I bought this book Evidence many years ago. I knew nothing of the artist but the fact I loved her lists, ( lunch at the flea market, smears down the page of sausage, beer, mustard, frites, hot sauce, wine), her collections (10 things that have been run over) her sense of humour (Toilet paper at the Louvre, Toilet paper at the Pompidou), and of course her art.
The above picture is taken from a page in her note book on findings at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. She has found various flowers and leaves from various famous people laying there. A bottle top from Jim Morrisons grave which was at the time surrounded by fans, a petal from Edith Piafs grave which she noted was attended by a person of questionable gender, and a rose petal from Oscar Wildes grave which she also noted that someone had stolen the balls off the statue.
In the above photo she shows pockets of dust, leaves and cob webs from the Pantheon, and on the opposite page, are her lunch smears, sugar and wine packaging. Her existence during her travels, is documented by receipts, food wrappings, travel tickets, anything that links her to a particular place and time, physical proof. And in doing so we can start to build new pictures in our minds of her journey and perhaps our own. Creating an intimate and interesting souvenir.
Here she collects dust from the Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Basilica and the Vatican, a souvenir bag, and the lunch receipt.
Her Pot Crushed on Houston and Wall: Carnegie Hall.
Nine Yellow Leaves of Similar Size and Shape Part 2. Left hand side is a photograph, the right hand side is her interpretation of this.
Found Dope II