Title

Obsession is a Word I Know

Creator

Johns, Noah

Studio Specialty

Ceramics

View

Detail

Year

2013

Work Type

Installation, bookworks, time based performance

Material/Technique

Mixed Media

Dimensions

96"x96"x96"

Artist Statement

When I was twelve years old my father began to count. He counted every waking hour of every day for almost five years and it wore on everyone around him. His goal was to reach one million and he did. He didn’t stop there. He was obsessed. He ate less, drank less, and lived less, but he couldn’t stop. My father left us, his family, and he probably lost his mind but we understood his want and recognized his burden so we let him go.

I haven’t seen my father since I was seventeen but I hope he’s doing alright.

Web Site

noahwainjohns.com

Annual Collection

Citation

Johns, Noah, “Obsession is a Word I Know,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 24, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/4233.