IN THE STUDIO - SUMMER 2019 - WORKS IN PROGRESS
Powerless Atoms of Eternity
Why should we hope to know of Something higher?
James Branch Cabell
These 2’ x 2’ / 61 x 61 cm pieces are made of discarded materials from James Branch Cabell Library: date due slips, maps, card pockets, punch cards, book pages, and documents. They are collections of personal, communal, and systemic experiences amongst overlapping layers of content. Each is an exploration of how information is created, organized, accessed, experienced, and interpreted. There are small details through out like drawings, markings, notes, and stamps. The four pictured here are near completion and a few more have been started.
This piece is also about 2’ x 2’ / 61 x 61 cm and full of small details. It contains around a thousand individual drawings, cut out and overlapped, all made from date due slips. Below there are two 7.25” / 18.42 cm tondos made from the leftovers. Also pictured is a 24” x 18” / 61 x 45.7 cm piece made of record covers, a wood panel, pva, and little bit of paint. I’m considering returning to these materials and exploring polyphonic narrative further.
The silk screened prints above are 25” x 19” / 63.5 x 48.26 cm. The works below each contain a set of 12 drawings. The drawings for both were done with my left hand (non-dominant) blindly without reference material. I’ve got hundreds of drawings to go through and experiment with.