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“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper
“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper
“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper
“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper

Looking at early drawings, many of which are small, around 8 1/2 x 11 inches, working mostly with ink on tracing and vellum paper, and a variety of other found paper. I had no idea what I was doing, in the conventional sense of a drawing, because I was no longer drawing from something could clearly see in front me, nor an image in my mind. I didn’t know where the drawing was going, and in some instances, I was tracing an unconscous thought pattern. These drawings represent a starting point that did not look for an end. It would be difficult to reconnect with these types of drawings, they require a different kind of attention, suspended and not constrained by time.

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“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “

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Screens

"Screen," 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
“Screen,” 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
"Screen," 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 7 x 9 3/4 inches
“Screen,” 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 7 x 9 3/4 inches
"Screen," 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
“Screen,” 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
"Screen," 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
“Screen,” 1997. Gouache, computer graphics, laser-print transfer on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

Looking back at my early drawings (ca. 1997), and before getting fully hooked on the computer and digital photography. I liked playing with materials, exploring various ways to mark the surface, transferring images back and forth between the computer, Xerox, laser-printers, and photography while keeping the paper to a manageable size. Drawing was a way of writing, and thinking, by directly working-through the process, which was the basis for any other project I was working on.

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