obsessive consumption

Great idea. With all the time I spend drawing what I buy maybe it will motivate me not to buy so much.

I borrowed and read an awesome artist book from the library that I’d heard lots about in the past: Obsessive Consumption, what did you buy today? by Kate Bingaman-Burt, a professor at Portland State University and a true zine queen. Kate started drawing her purchases back in early 2006 as daily sketchbook doodles and she hasn’t stopped since. These simple sketches have become well-renowned and they speak of far more than just consumerism: her quirky representations make underlying comments about our material-driven culture, yet they also give us a peek into the artist’s life and their current on-goings. This book made me look into my own recent purchases a little more, (and since I’d been missing drawing so much) I was inspired to do a bit of materialistic doodling myself, Bingaman-Burt style.

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