In executing these drawings, I used sumi ink and a very fine sumi brush to draw more or less parallel lines on the paper. Because of the sensitivity of the brush, inconsistencies of spacing and line weight could not be helped, and as the lines
amassed, the inconsistencies created patterns in the forming gray. The creation of these drawings is very much a meditative process, though not in the sense of meditating upon
the drawing itself, but more in the sense of allowing one’s mind and body to move unrestricted through it. Working as such allows for the drawing to compose itself, using me as
just another tool for it’s conception. At other times, though, I felt as if I were distilling all my thoughts and the nuances of my body’s movements to the single hair on the tip of the brush, as if the resulting line was a direct record of me.
There are particular dichotomies inherent in these drawings, one of creating an illusory, ephemeral “space” of nothing by way of hundreds upon hundreds of little lines. Another being the different ways of viewing them. When taken in as a whole, they offer a visceral, spontaneous motion which belays their meticulous, controlled nature. These drawings speak to a varied and disparate group of artistic disciplines and styles ranging
from abstract expressionism, minimalism, landscape painting, process art, traditional illustration, outsider art, and japanese ink paintings. Though, I feel they just as well evoke patterns created in nature; the ripple of water, wood grain, hair, low lying clouds,
fractal patterns, desert landscapes and such, which is in keeping with the process used to create them.
Artist Bio / CV
New York University, Studio Art program; 1994-1996
Columbus College of Art And Design(Columbus, Ohio); Illustration major; 1998-2000
Internship at Star Axis earth sculpture(New Mexico); July ‘96- Nov. ‘96