Time Lines (Projections). 2022-Ongoing.
My art questions what a drawing is and how it can affect thinking. Works are composed of marks that are signs of time and, referencing artist Avis Newman, thought. I take an interdisciplinary approach to expand the concept of drawing that includes installation, works on paper, and photography. Eastern philosophy, time, architecture, and the everyday are influences. I work responsively between all of these entities. That is where experimentation happens and the medium opens to what it can be.
Time Lines (Projections) are composed of marks that are signs of time and, referencing artist Avis Newman, thought.Newman's statement, “A mark is a sign of thought.”, informs my Art on many levels. As the hand or body makes a line across paper or space, what happens inside the mind? This has led to an interest in the relationship between drawing and time. How is time experienced when mark making? What can emerge from a dialogue between a two dimensional and three dimensional line? Various philosophies, particularly Taoism, also inform and guide my practice. It encourages forming perspectives from an even place. In my current work, Time Lines, marks are generic and nondescript. These qualities leave them open for interpretation, as they suggest rather than show. Drawings grow out of light and shadow interactions. In this series, I traced sunlight as it moved in relation to architecture over several minutes or hours. Tracing and recording shadows bridges the internal world of thought with the external happenings of my surroundings. Marking their movement leads me to experience the ephemeral and encourages keen observation and reflection. Engagement in this practice over time leads to surprising microscopic and macrocosmic interconnections. Surprising alignments and harmonies emerge from the process that piques curiosity to see what happens next.