XIV SALÃO MUNICIPAL DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS DE JOÃO PESSOA | 2013

João Pessoa, Brazil



1. Pretending to repeat the identical | 2012

I created this series of drawings by rescuing obsolete instruments of architectural design; I employed them to repeat a single geometric symbol with a combination of twelve lettering guide rulers and twelve different nib thicknesses for China ink pens: a tedious process of making 144 combinations in which I used the same pattern without ever repeating circle sizes or line thickness.

  • red China ink on sheet of onionskin (paper)
  • variables dimensions

2. Notebook of lines | 2012

Over a period of several days, in order to signal how often we are subjected to interruption by the passage of time, I drew lines with old wood rulers that had belonged to my father. I transferred the wear of the rulers onto the paper and the thicker lines marked the moments in which I returned to the work following each interruption.

  • Series of drawings on notebook and sheets of Vergé paper; red India ink
  • 15 X 60 cm

Photo: Pat Kilgore