BLACKWING VOLUME 93 PENCILS
Corita Kent was an educator, artist, and social justice advocate who believed that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection, and change. While chair of the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, Corita asked her students to engage in “slow looking” exercises. Using a paper viewfinder tool that simulated the experience of using a camera, her students were able to select, isolate, and examine the details of the world around them. This resulted in piles of drawings that taught the students how to slow down and see the world with a fresh perspective.
Blackwing 93 Pencils are a tribute to Corita and her message to slow down and find gratitude in the everyday. Each pencil features one of the six colorful brushstrokes that make up Corita’s iconic rainbow swash - which to this day is painted across a gas tower on Interstate 93 in Massachusetts.
5% of the proceeds from this pencil will support continued work in art education through the Corita Art Center.
- Set of 12 Limited edition pencils