Current Work

(2019 ~ 2022)

The drawings on this page represent four years of work. They are spun off from the older music notations and Drawing into Space project, which took different routes to exploring a temporal drawing practice. The music notations, of course, use Time as a character in their compositional schemes, while the Laser drawings expand strangely, somewhere in the gulfs of spacetime.

The drawings you see here began as explorations of the geometry at the heart of those older projects. There are some from a series of what I call “retrograde” drawings, that is, drawings that move backwards in time. Some of them explore growth through the natural phenomenon of Bootstrapping, that tendency in organic systems to build complexity out of simplicity. Some of the drawings explore Fire, that chaotic object of fantasy and renewal. There are also images
of our great, boundaryless Sun, and a few very recent drawings that explore Friction as a fundamental force of nature.

They are all made from inks, crayons, pencils, charcoal, and acrylic paint with digital elements,
on excellent paper, and range from 12 to 44 inches in size.

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3_Suns

4-Torus

Auroraborealis

Bootstraps

Brightly_Burning_Breath

Comets

Consummation

Egg_Awakes_in_Metaphor

FlyingFish

Generation

Homagetothe_Sun

Homuncular_Tissue

Hypersphere

Kolam

Licking

Lightning

Looping

Oarfish

of_Three_Minds

OnFIre

Plasma

Sibilance

Singing_Flame

Solarflares

SolidFireofVulcan

sufaceworm

Surface_of_the_Sun

TransformationsoftheSun

TwilightColoursbytheFire

VonMunchauesen_bootstrapping

Widening_Gyre

WormSun

Zygotes

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