Nichole Maury

Region: Midwest

In repetition there is order and structure, but also endless variation. By trying to create a perfect mark by hand, its individuality and imperfections become more and more apparent. I combine this distinctive mark with that of the printed mark to contrast their inherent natures and serve as visual reminders of a struggle to balance two realities.

A subjective, and sometimes tenuous law emerges by using both printed and drawn marks. The result is a network of self-imposed visual systems that live in fear of chaos, but are nonetheless drawn to it. While each mark is an automatic response to the mark made before it, autobiographical issues such as identity and dislocation inevitably impact the overall content and construction of these images.