The Proverbs 30 drawing series is a set of mini surreal art pieces, inspired by the one piece of text in the Bible written by a guy named Agur.
Today I finished the 18th drawing.
Most of the series so far has been made in church—I’m not someone who can stomach detail work well without something else going on to engage my brain, and Sunday sermons do the trick.
This is the text the drawing comes from (Proverbs 30:14b):
…To devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
I’ve been thinking a lot about social classism lately, and how individuals decide what their place is in the world. It’s a curious subject I will probably keep thinking about for years.
Interestingly, the sermon topic regarded material goods and our approach to them—a highly-relevant topic to both the drawing subject and the concepts on my mind.
This drawing came out the other end of things.
Name: Devouring the Poor
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″—the size of a greeting card
Materials: Hard pencil on hand-cut sketch paper
Series: The 19th drawing in my Proverbs 30 series