For my most recent exchibition I created a series of drawings that are driven not by results but by process. Each of these drawings is made using the same ink, the same pen, the same unrelenting process. The results reveal themselves to be reminders of her meandering walks and joyful runs in the woods. The straight trunks making blurred lines that suggest motion, space, and time — a DNA image of being in the woods.
I've created a series of drawings that are driven not by results but by process. Each of these drawings is made using the same ink, the same pen, the same unrelenting process. The results reveal themselves to be reminders of my walks and runs in the woods. The straight trunks making blurred lines that suggest motion, space, and time — a DNA image of being in the woods.
We start installing this weekend.
Last week I began testing an indigo ink.
I have made a series of drawings since March that are the result of repetive marks and the visual rhythmns derived from the depletion of ink in my dip pen. When I make these drawings my mind is empty and the result of the process is a complete surprise.
I made this drawing after the splat.
I had finished the splat drawing but I really felt as though I needed to make another. From previous experience I figured I might be able to make another small drawing in the three or more hours I had left in my studio day.
Making this drawing actually surprised me. My ability to maintain an even tempo and distance was quite easy. I am really please with what it turned out to be.
Another in my new series of ink drawings on Yupo.
I was well into this drawing. Only a few rows short of being finished. All I could hear was my breath, the tap of my pen on the Yupo surface. I had just filled my pen when a vibration and a door slam startled me.
The result, a splat.
I gathered myself and decided to finish the drawing. Title 3060 splat
I began a series of marks on a piece of engineering vellum this past week. It revealed some very compelling patterns. After a very interesting conversation with art bud Brian Dennis I took to a new drawing. Looking to make a larger drawing. One with the same mark over and over.
These images are my first effort. The rhythm/pattern is revealing itself.
This is the result of three days of drawing. I'm looking forward to working on this drawing again and the others that will come after it. I have a whole drawer of Yupo sheets that can be the surface for these drawings.
Marks side by side.
Another experiment on white Yupo with my new marker and acrylic ink. I'm enjoying this adventure into everything synthetic. So strange trying to control the quality of the line as it glides across the surface. I find this an exciting alternative to my rag paper and traditional inks. The other side of the coin in a way. I enjoy both and switching back and forth always keeps me sharp.
This drawing is in it's early stages. I don't know if it really will be something but the trip has been worth it so far.
This past week I pulled out an experimental drawing on Yupo. I've been looking for additional tools to make marks I discovered while making my 366 project.
This week I have been doing some experiments with an ink marker.
These are new green marks I added. I'm pleased with the result but the drawing still isn't finished. It hasn't heald my attention. I've hung it on a studio wall while I try to discover what I'll do next.
I've started on a second drawing in this series. I was surprised by the ease with which I was able to draw the marks this time. Maybe it had something to do with the humidity. Maybe it was me.
I did the drawing taped to a cardboard surface. Love the result of the drawing transparency on the cardboard surface. It made me think about the presentation of the drawing in a way that is different from any way than I had originally imagined. The thing about the Yupo Synthetic paper is that it can come into contact with a surface like cardboard and it wouldn't damage the drawing.