Ink and Pencil on paper
52" x 40" unframed
In my drawings, I use colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten text across the paper, and then I contour the sentences with ink. This process disables the viewer’s ability to fully read the text. Instead the audience is presented with a thick web of gestural marks that only hint at narrative. The text itself is developed in a manner similar to writing in a journal—it is stream of consciousness writing that continues until the image is complete. With these processes, I am trying to visualize a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.