Pencil Figure Series
The pencil figures inside the walnut cases are about 7" high, the cases vary in size.
Böröcz carved over a hundred pencil figures. He found many visual and conceptual possibilities in this small every day object. The tool for art-making became the material of his art. He used the names of the pencils, either as visual elements, or as part of their titles, like Venus, Mongol, or Black Warriors. The erasers became crowns and hats, the graphite was often genitalia, a neck or the face of these tiny fragile creatures. The figures in this series are carved in wooden cases. Some of these single pencils have been transformed into two figures, often as embracing couples.