The Havisham Hour

Julio Panisello
Oct 25, 2013 5:45PM

Each day I read a single page of the novel Great Expectations on a 1963 edition I found in a used bookstore. After reading the page, I use it as format to create artwork onto it inspired by the words I just read. I then scan the sketched page and publish it on different online platforms, along with a brief journal entry, exactly at 8:40 AM PST each day, the time in the novel when Miss Havisham receives a letter on her wedding day announcing her groom is not showing up. In addition, some of the pages are accompanied with an actual reading of the page by a featured guest.

Go to the Home Page to see the pages done so far.

The project started Monday, January 7th, 2013 and it will end Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 for a total of 513 days, 513 pages, and 513 sketches. This is equal to exactly 1 year, 4 months, and 27 days.

Julio Panisello