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what happens when you go inside

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In March of 2020 I began working with the materials I had on hand, exploring new ways of mark-making to create drawings in response to a multitude of current events. I changed my drawing practice. At present I have over a hundred pieces. I use a limited assortment of paint, pencils, and graphite sticks to make the drawings, intentionally exploring how much can be done with scarce resources.

The series is titled what happens when you go inside  and the works address anxiety, healing, nature, and upheaval. For a while I rarely went out and the early images are as much the product of my imagination as of observed reality. Clipped prints of human hair, for instance, function as surrogates for missing friends, while other drawings are purely abstract. Bullets stand for bullets while the text references everything from dreams to reality*. I've learned a lot from making them, including the constant reminder that it is more important to be whole than perfect. You can't unmake marks and the only way forward with a drawing is to keep going.

* the massive forest fires of recent years and the advent of the pyrocene, for instance

above: a selection of drawings from the series.2020-24.

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