PALOMINO Blackwing Pencils - Vol. 93 "Corita Kent"


Vol. 93 of PALOMINO's quarterly Blackwing Pencils special edition is a fun, colourful tribute to educator, artist and social advocate Corita Kent and her message to slow down and find gratitude in the everyday. Kent was a strong believer that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection, and change.

During her time as chair of the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, Kent 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.

This message of being present and curious permeated through every chapter of Corita’s life and work. From the 1950’s until her death in 1986 her art progressed from modernist interpretations of traditional religious subjects to pop-infused political statements and introspective examinations.

5% of the proceeds from this pencil will support continued work in art education through the Corita Art Center.

  • 2022 limited edition
  • 12 pcs/pk
  • Soft graphite