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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Inspiring Artist- Candy Jernigan


Candy Jernigan

This is another one of my favorite artist's. Candy Jernigan collected memoribilia of her everyday life and experiences to manifest the idea of proof of life/ EVIDENCE of her existence. If you think about it, its a powerful concept to honor the mundane of your life, to be fully present and say "I Was Here".


These are object drawings, from a trip to Rome. It gives all new meaning to scrapbooking doesn't it?


This is a drawing of each Cheese Doodle that she ate. The drawing even comes with a clever map of the route the Cheese Doodle takes as it travels through her body!

Can tabs! Candy Jernigan collected both real and illustrated evidence of her life, unknowingly of the fact the she would die too young from liver cancer.

dustbasilica.jpgdustbasilicaII.jpg These images have dust from the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Grottoes, St. Peter's Basilica!!

Lately, I've been thinking about our collective consciousness and impressions, marks and stains that our life leaves - as residual impressions on people and space. I hope you enjoyed looking at Candy Jernigan's work and that it has given you (as it has me) a new way to be present in the world around you!

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I love this artist too...Did you do any work like this? I saw some stuff like this in your sketches page,...Do you have a date for this weekend?

March 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstain boy

These are fantastic! I love the idea of taking the ordinary bits and pieces of our life and making them into art, not to mention the idea that, through our art, we become imortal. Thanks for sharing!

March 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdragonflyreflections

I am so glad I looked at your blog today - because this Candy Jernigan is absolutely inspiring. Thank you!

March 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteramy

This is amazing just what i wanted for my school project!

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCandy jernigan

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