This body of work is made of hundreds of millions of tiny tally marks in ballpoint pen layered over and over again on the surface of a canvas or paper until none of the white support shows through. In order to achieve perfect coverage, I used an innovative technique of attaching many ballpoint pens to an electric drill. This intensive process is what I do daily as an act of self-discipline. Self-discipline helps us understand ourselves and the world we live in. My work addresses the day-to-day issues in the most basic and fundamental way. It begins with one tally mark.