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

  • http://www.niko.shrubbyart.com Niko

    Awesome dichotomy of pieces..

  • http://imagedelumiere.blogspot.com alexandra

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

  • 24oz

    what kind of pen is that being used. anybody?

    • http://www.samwinston.com Sam

      white ink in a rotring pen

  • Yonas

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

  • http://betweenblackandwhite.tumblr.com/ drvokestena

    very lovely…

  • http://about.me/vanessadtam Vanessa

    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

  • http://www.breeree.com Todd

    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?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      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!

  • http://www.MicroDoodles.com Jeffery Gauss

    Beautiful! What type of white ink do you use?

  • http://psychedelicanemone.blogspot.com thomessa

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

  • http://www.samwinston.com Sam


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


    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      fantastic work sam!