Detail image: Two drawings from a 3 year series of two actions: scoring & folding.
My work represents a range of investigations into drawing as a question and as an ongoing practice of inquiry into the way we see and understand the world. The goal is not necessarily to always make an object, or to find an answer - but to sustain the question and to use drawing as a vehicle for a range of investigations. With an MFA in Drawing from the University of Iowa (over 20 years ago) I continue to practice & explore what drawing means as a visual form of philosophy. I see the action of drawing as one of the most direct (perhaps, if possible... non-linguistic?) ways to express the complexities of thought through sight and actions, into looking & being. To learn through quietly looking and drawing, the things I so often can not see or understand, and to do this in relation with things that are not always socially engaged or driven. Perhaps things that are outside of society and language, which so often determine the way the world is understood.
In particular, I have recently been exploring:
1 - creating an illusion of order by systematically selecting visual/artistic choice through limiting a portion of my drawing to only scoring and folding.
2 - Recording found lines of movement on rural or urban landscapes through graphite lines on the page, video, audio recordings.
3 - questioning, and giving up singular authorship for projects by working with and being open to working collaboratively.
4 - How can I drawn the wind? How can a scored and folded drawing exist in space through the sound or movement, and how can this also represent a drawing?