So being in the upcoming drawing through media exhibit with some other interesting artists (which you should all come and see) I was asked to get my perspective on drawing.
This will be my first draft.
I both draw and sculpt but recognize that my installations could be seen as a drawings and vise versa, seeing that dimensional work usually consists of some sort of line, gesture, or motion.
Drawing for me has always been an effect of process; evidence of planning, constructing, mistakes, and past functions. Of course drawing is compiled with mark making, sweeping movements, layering, etc. I have used these marks and translated them through different found material giving them more emotional gesture but never without an overarching hypocritical indifference quality all the material I choose has.
Recently, I’ve been using drawing to activate the wall as a physical object, obstacle, and section of architecture. This use of line, whether from cutting into the wall or using a long piece of rubber, is to direct the eye to supposedly undetermined parts of the installation. Many times this is what we are supposed to ignore; screws, bolts, vents, pipes, windows, etc. One of my goals is to give life to these aspects we are expected to overlook and use them to my advantage.
Even though I do not consider my charcoal drawings finished pieces, they are a major part of my process. For this piece in particular the idea of drawing is subtler. They are distinguished marks climbing the wall with an insignificant location in mind.