City / State: State College, PA
My drawings are accumulations of text-sized loops that suggest maps and textiles. I work, with reductive methods, on folded paper. My method often confronts and sometimes repudiates the compulsive strategies of some minimal artists and the successes of lapsed formalists. I exaggerate a single loop mark to a point dangerously close to absurd. Through my repetitive process, I examine dichotomies such as hand and machine, the casual and the monumental, and monotony and meditation. The drawings appear as the documents of a stable process—the same motion again and again. However, the resulting surface is marred, noisy, staccato, and inconsistent.