02.03.11 by Jeff

Sam Winston

“Birth-day” by Sam Winston. It took Sam more than a month to draw 100,000 white circles on a black sheet of paper, representing the number of births that occur every waking day (12 hours).

birth-day drawing by sam winston

View detailed images below!


birth-day drawing by sam winston

birth-day drawing by sam winston

Sam’s currently working on another piece to represent the number of deaths that occur during this same time period. There will be 70,000 black circles on white paper.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Awesome dichotomy of pieces..

  • such a simple but great idea! can’t wait to see the new piece!

  • 24oz

    what kind of pen is that being used. anybody?

    • Sam

      white ink in a rotring pen

  • Yonas

    Lol I often used this type of drawing when I was younger to spend the time.

  • very lovely…

  • wow! that detail blows my mind!

  • as

    It’s a rotring pen that architect’s use to draw up plans/sections. Has a very fine needle like nib, they’re pretty expensive and break easily but great for super fine lines

  • Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to do this piece in 12 hours rather than one month? Am I crazy in thinking a 12-hour stint at least falls in the realm of possibility?

    • if you read his statement, he attempted it and it was impossible

  • lapetitefaon

    wow, ambitious, I love it, so beautiful, can’t wait to see the finished piece representing death! lovely!

  • Beautiful! What type of white ink do you use?

  • This must take ages to complete! All the time was worth it because it’s stunning!

  • Sam

    Hi

    I just updated the work – + a new piece – Orphan – thanks for posting it

    Sam

    • fantastic work sam!





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