Landscape Drawings and Prints
There are two processes at work in my drawing. First it is a practice of understanding and articulating the landscape, and secondly it hints at ways of imagining and making new spaces.
If one can imagine the entire world and everything in it—every living, growing thing, every mineral, every built structure, every man-made object, every nook, niche and cranny, from the biggest mountain to the smallest insect—as part of one continuous surface… At some point everything touches and is connected to everything else by, for lack of a better word, the landscape. This notion stems doubly from experience—watching the land unfold while traveling across the country by plane or car (crop fields stretch into mountains and fold into valleys, roads thread through towns and across desserts) and letting the dichotomy between inside and outside dissolve while staring out the window in repose (objects on my desktop merge with trees and street signs, bedding begins to undulate with the landscape)—and from wrestling with theories of space-time from Leibniz to Deleuze.
Initial marks create forms and somewhere in my work there is a moment of transition from naïve doodles to lines with spatial intention, and another when they become drawings purposefully articulating the landscape. These marks become designs to shape the environment and use shifts in scale and perspective to develop new ways of seeing and experiencing space.