Housekeeping
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Frog Pond from Housekeeping
2012
charcoal on paper
38" x 24"
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Reed Forest from Housekeeping
2012
charcoal on paper
24" x 38"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Along the Canal bank from Housekeeping
2012
charcoal on paper
24" x 38"
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Tree Tops from Housekeeping
2012
charcoal on paper
24" x 38"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Housekeeping still
2012
charcoal on paper
24" x 18"
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Housekeeping still
2012
charcoal on paper
24" x 18"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping mixed drawing
Shape-shifter (cow) from Housekeeping
2012
mixed drawing
36" x 24"

The next seven drawings are from the stop motion video entitled: Housekeeping. In this section of the video the protagonist changes into other animals; in order to "feel" inside the other's experience. The shape shifter crosses the threshold from the world of ordered taxonomies into a liminal space blurring the borders that separate "us" from "them".

These drawings no longer physically exist as each new drawing was gradually erased and gradually redrawn.
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping mixed drawing
Shape-shifter (chimpanzee) from Housekeeping
2012
mixed drawing
36" x 24"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping mixed drawing
Shape-shifter (girl) from Housekeeping
2012
mixed drawing
36" x 24"
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping mixed drawing
Shape-shifter (deer) from Housekeeping
2012
mixed drawing
36" x 24"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping mixed drawing
Shape shifter (pig) from Housekeeping
2012
mixed drawing
36" x 24"
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping mixed drawing
Shape-shifter (house) from Housekeeping
2012
mixed drawing
36" x 24"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping mixed drawing
Shape-shifter (magnetic) from Housekeeping
2012
mixed drawing
36" x 24"
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Housekeeping still
2012
charcoal on paper
36" x 26"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Housekeeping still
2012
charcoal on paper
22" x 36"
Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Housekeeping still
2012
charcoal on paper
22" x 36"

Janell O'Rourke Housekeeping charcoal on paper
Housekeeping still
2012
charcoal on paper
22" x 36"
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