Sound Art
Underscore: Continuum 2014
TCP Residency at the Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA

My work has always been generated by an interest in pushing the materials, the surfaces, and my mark. For the last 5 years I have focused on drawing with various types of paper, media, and tools. I love that drawing is the visual result of a physical action and I use this basic idea as the premise to forge a dialogue between the implement in my hand and the paper. 

In the series exhibited here I start the drawing by blindly activating the surface of the paper with lines, textures, and shapes. To do this I place a layer of graphite transfer paper under a cover sheet so that any pressure I make upon the transfer paper presses graphite onto the drawing surface. My goal is to capture direct and unfiltered marks, so I use implements that leave no trace on the coversheet. Because I cannot see the marks transferred onto the paper I am able to respond freely and honestly to the impulses that compel my hand in that moment. I take great joy in removing the transfer paper and seeing what occurred during the period of unfiltered mark making. This initial network of marks is faint but dense and provides a seemingly disorganized structure that is ready to move and direct the drawing in new and unexpected ways. The fun, albeit time intensive, component of the process begins as I excavate a cohesive drawing from the confusion that greets me when I remove the transfer paper.

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