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]
  • variable dimensions
  • EXHIBITIONS: XIV Salão Municipal de Artes Plásticas de João Pessoa, Brazil

Photo: Pat Kilgore