Before I begin the physical work, I distill an idea down to its basic aesthetic components. This gives me mental clarity, and enables me to capture a sense of immediacy in the work. I articulate the visual information with a straightforward systematic style, so the steps involved in making the work are apparent to the viewer. The intention is to reveal the structure of the act, and to show how beauty can be achieved through the simplest of means.
My visual language frequently consists of lines, dots, text, and geometric shapes. These simple forms serve well to translate the rhythm and quality of my actions. By applying minimal, repetitious, hand-made marks I am able to record and measure the amount of time and energy spent. Drawing allows my hand to perform like a sensor, and a point of convergence between these interacting forces. The resulting image is a visual imprint of the actual activity.
The production process is often tedious and time-consuming, requiring a sustained level of concentration. I focus my attention on the details of the project, trusting that over time a sense of wholeness will emerge. This, along with the use of repetition, enables residual anomalies to have a noticeable impact on the final composition, which interests me because it mimics a basic quality found in nature.