Strings Attached, 2018-2019
My recent work looks back at drawing with an attempt to liberate the drawn line from a flat surface and allow it to exist in three-dimensional space. Using string, paper and other materials, the images refer to calligraphy, chalk on blackboard, cross hatching, mark-making and other drawing techniques. Objects in the images rest uncomfortably, exist on multiple planes at once, and/or defy gravity, creating an invitation for serendipity and surprise. These elements exist in 3D space, but with a desire to return to flatness as a place of belonging.
I am practicing a kind of backwards learning. With my kids grown, I revisit what childhood felt like, with renewed interest in the potential of simple objects, colors, sounds and drawing. I embrace instability and exercise its potential for change and transformation.